Designer Sharbari Dutta graces textile exhibition

Mumbai, February 03, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Looms Weaves and More, an exclusive exhibition of natural fibre, textiles, arts and craft, organized by team Aesthetique, Maitreyee Pathak, and Sanchita Ghosh (PARTNERS), was back with its third edition at the Kolkata Ice Skating Rink showcasing the finest of fabrics, textiles, arts and crafts of India ranging from sarees, pret wear, artifacts, home linen, jute diversified products and other accessories. The four day exhibition of Indian weaves and crafts from 28th January – 31st January 2015 has been declared as an eco friendly exhibition and the venue will be maintained as a NON PLASTIC ZONE for these 4 days.

The exhibition, aimed to provide a market for the handloom and handicraft industry to support the livelihood of weavers and artisans spread across the country. With about fifty stalls, the exhibition also hosted well known designers who work closely with weavers in a world which is increasingly inclined to mechanization and synthetic products.

                             rom Left:  Organizer Sanchita Ghosh, Designer Sharbari Datta, and Organizer Maitreyee Pathak

An array of Indian weaves and prints ranging from Kalamkari, Kalakshetra cotton, Ikkat, Kanjeevarams from the south to Maheshwari, Chanderi, Banarasi weaves, from Kutchi handwork, Bandhni, Kota, Indigo dyed prints from the west to Applique, Phulkari hand embroidery from the north and Kantha, Phulia cottons of the east and hand woven textiles of north east will be seen at the exhibition.


                                       Designer Sharbari Dutta

Participants like, KATNA KANTHA by Shabnam Ramaswamy , Murshidabad WB, MOHA, silver jeweler Mumbai, NEEDLEWORK FOUNDATION , Bangalore, ANURADHA RAMAM ,Delhi, SAMPRADA ,Delhi, CO OPTEX ,Tamil Nadu, PURKAL STREE SHAKTI ,Uttarakhand, KARGHAA ,Andhra Pradesh, KALAM CARPETS ,Mirzapur UP, KAMANIYA,Kolkata, NATIONAL JUTE BOARD, KHATTRI ABDULLA ILIYAS, Bhuj Kutch, ALFALA BUNKAR,Chanderi, YOGITA WEAVES, Chattisgarh, SHOI ,Bengaluru, SAMOOLAM, Bihar, SILK CITY, Bhagalpur.

                                                                                   Handloom collection at display

Speaking at the Occasion, Aesthetique believed “with an overwhelming response in our last two edition, we decided to organize this exhibition again for FOUR days this time, in order to infuse and nurture the interest in consumers on the cultural ethos and rich heritage of India by preserving, promoting, purchasing and facilitating trade opportunities of handloom, organic products and Indian crafts.”
Reputed fashion designer Sharbari Datta said, “I am glad and appreciate the fact that a team like Aesthetique has come forward to support and promote the weavers across India with this exhibition, in a way reminding people of the available aesthetic natural fabrics over highly consumed synthetic stuff”