Medhasree Dutta Roy, Content Writer, Siren News : The exhibition will be opened to the public from 11am to 8pm for fourteen days up to 14th February, 2023. Woollen textiles drawn handloom from various exotic locations all over the country are put to display and sale at the exhibition. Various woollen textiles like Bhujodi Shawl, Stoles, Chamak shawl, Patang Shawl, Jari Mirror shawl from Gujrat. Kanishawl, Pasmina, woollen dress material from Kashmir. Kullu, Muffler, Tweed, Himachal Cap from Himachal Pradesh. Maharashtrian Ghongadi. Loi, Donkha, Blanket, Pankhi, Pattu, jacket, Durry etc. from other places across the country like Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh etc.
Indian Government has launched “Handloom Mark” scheme for handloom products and “India Handloom Brand” scheme for branding high-quality handloom products which is safe and harmless for the environment and it encourages a distinct identity of products along with highlighting the sustainability and individuality of the products. It also guarantees the buyer that all these products that are being purchased are genuinely handwoven. Every displayer of the exhibition at the Wool Fab have been encouraged to display ‘Handloom Mark’ and ‘India Handloom Mark’ tag with the objective and purpose to improve the earning the handloom weaver community.
Handloom sector or the cottage industry is a mark of our nation’s tradition and rich cultural heritage. It is a traditions and futuristic sector that aims at focusing on continuous production. There are 35 lakh handloom workers in India. The beautiful art and technique of handloom weaving has traditional values attached to it of all the regions of the nation. The distinctiveness of woollen items attracts the buyers and visitors across the planet with exclusive weaves, designs, crafts and traditional motifs.
Over the time span of two decades, this initiative of the office of Development Commissioner for Handloom, Ministry of Textiles Government of India through National Handloom Development Corporation (NHDC) ltd.to come up with direct access to handloom woollen weavers to display and sell their items to customers in different cities of India. The participants are from various State Government Bodies/ Apex Societies, Primary Handloom Weavers, Co-operative Societies/ Handloom Agencies and Integrated Handloom Development Scheme. Coinciding with 75 years of Independence, 75 handloom stalls will be held which include thematic display of handloom items, live loom demonstration and exhibition cum market by the weavers from across India.