<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Giving a boost to traditional Indian weaves, some of which are vanishing into oblivion, an organisation Dastkar has conceptualised The Grand Saree Fair, which will not only bring weavers together from the interiors of the country but also give Delhiites a sneak peak into traditional Indian wear.The five-day carnival-cum-exhibition being held from September 21 to September 25 at Nature’s Bazaar, will feature products that reflect the crafts by artisans from around the country.Organisers say that Kalamkaris from Andhra Pradesh, Bandhanis from Gujarat, Linens & Tussars from West Bengal, Ikats from Odisha, Gamcha Sarees from West Bengal, Ajrakhs from Gujarat, Jamdanis, Tokli, Cottons & Kanthas from West Bengal, Chanderis from Madhya Pradesh, Kotas from Rajasthan, Banarasi Sarees from Uttar Prades, Calligraphic & Khadi Sarees will be sold here at very low prices.”The saree is six yards of magic. One length of cloth, miraculously transforming itself to suit every figure, style, age and occasion. This event is not only a celebration of this evergreen garment, but also an attempt to bring the infinite variety of regional weaves within reach of the urban Delhi customer”, Laila Tyabji, founder of Dastkar.The exhibition will also have a curated saree preview by showcasing the work of some of the names and organisations working with handloom sarees like Bodhi, Dayalal Kudecha, Ethicus, Malavika Chhatterjee, Sangeeta Sen, Taan Baan, Tasar, Tuni Handicraft, Ghanshyam Sarode, Vimor, Vriksh, and Weavers Studio, all of whom are working to preserve and conserve the art of weaving.People working with Vimor sarees, said that the organisation was founded in 1974 by Chimy Nanjappa, dubbed the “saree scientist” and her daughter, Pavithra Muddaya. The organisation, which is working to preserve antique sari weaving techniques, also encourages, and trains small-town weavers to produce traditional, marketable sarees so that the ancient craft of sari weaving is passed further.On displayKalamkaris from Andhra Pradesh, Bandhanis from Gujarat, Linens & Tussars from West Bengal, Ikats from Odisha, Gamcha Sarees from West Bengal, Ajrakhs from Gujarat, among others will be sold at low prices.

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City’s residents gear up for a Grand Saree Fair