Handloom Expo Receives Good Response In Tripura

Handloom Expo Receives Good Response In Tripura

Seven states including Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and home state Tripura have come together to showcase their creative crafts at the 15-day National Handloom Expo- 2016 held at the Purbasha ground in Tripura organized jointly by Development Commission for Handlooms and Department of Handlooms, Handicraft and Sericulture of Tripura government. The event evoked a huge buyers-sellers response where handloom products created by master weavers were showcased.

Altogether some 60 stalls were opened where inimitable silk handloom items were sold by the weavers. Beside handlooms, handicraft items, ornaments and artificial decorative flowers were also on display.

The main aim of this expo is to improve and facilitate the entrepreneurs to come together, create awareness, promote their products and exchange designs and skills through interactions in order to face uneven competition with the power loom industry, according to organise sources.

Handlooms products from different states are the main attraction as the customers generally do not get them in Tripura. Besides, the unique collection of handloom, the customers get an opportunity to witness the entire process of handloom production and weaving of cloths. According to an estimate, out of the total 76 lakh weavers in the country 1.4 lakh of them are in Tripura.

Tripura is one of the most peaceful states where the sale is very good and hence they wish to come here every time, according to participants who have come from outside the state.