Organised by The Crafts Council of India, the 32nd ‘Textile Show’ presents a wealth of the country’s unique saris rooted in the fabled weaves of the past, yet carrying wonderful designer inputs and imprints which makes every sari on display a one-of-its-kind statement. Each sari, whether classical, antique, contemporary or even edgy, tells a special handwoven story, whether in the woven magical textile weaves of Benarasi, Maheshwari, Chanderi, Telia Rumaal, Uppada, Eri Silk, Bengal cotton or ikat. Top designers, embellishers and artisans have worked and innovated with weaves, motifs, blocks, embroidery, tie and dye and more to create their own textile narratives featuring saris, yardage, dupattas, stoles etc.
Look out for the pristine beauty of Kerala saris created by Usha Devi Balakrishnan and Sruti Nair of ‘Anka’. Riddhi Jain’s Bandhej, Ikramuddin Sabir Neelgar’s fantastic natural dyed ‘leheriyas, Chaman Premji Vankar’s mesmerising Kutchi handloom saris, stoles and dupattas, Jyoti Reddy’s ‘Ereena’ Telia Rumaals, Eri silks and ikats, the wondrous Benares’s of ‘Rastogi Benarasi Silk House’, Avni Bhuva’s Khari and hand block prints, Vivek Narang’s designer textiles and much much more.
Delving into the treasure chest of the ‘Textile Show’ is sure to provide a rare (never before seen in Chennai) textile experience to the cognoscenti of Chennai.
The Crafts Council of India is a voluntary not-for profit NGO working for the sustainable growth and development of India’s crafts and craft artisans. The Textile Show will be on view at Hotel My Fortune, Cathedral Road, Chennai on the 6th & 7th April , 2018 from 10 am – 7 pm.