Exhibition of Indian Weaves and Crafts ‘Looms, Weaves and More Inaugurated by Designer Agnimitra Paul

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Looms Weaves and More, an exclusive exhibition of natural fibers and jewelry curated by team Aesthetique (Maitreyee Pathak, Sanchita Ghosh, Tina Roy) was inaugurated by eminent fashion designer Agnimitra Paul. The exhibition is in its second edition. The exhibition showcased a wide range of products starting from saris, pret wear, artifacts, home linen, jute diversified products and other accessories. The three day exhibition of Indian weaves and crafts was a prelude to the preparations for the upcoming festive season in Kolkata.


The exhibition had the basic aim of providing a good market for the handloom and the handicraft industry. This will provide support to the weavers and the artisans across the country. The exhibition had about fifty stalls and hosted a range of well known designers along with local weavers.

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


Participants like, Katna Kantha by Shabnam Ramaswamy from Bengal, Ethicus from Tamil Nadu, Rabbit out of the Hat, silver jeweler from Bangalore Needlework Foundation from Bangalore, Khoj from Indore, Samprada from Delhi, Ochre Sky from Delhi, Kalakshetra from Tamil Nadu, Purkal Stree Shakti from Uttarakhand, Women Weave from Maheshwar, Kumbaya from Madhya Pradesh, Srijani from Bihar, Karghaa, Sridevi Handlooms from Andhra, SandurKushal Kala Kendra from Karnataka SambalpuriBastralaya from Odisha, RituAgnihotri from Kolkata, Designers Rema Kumar, Kavita Sanghvi along with brands like Svang, Kamaniya from Kolkata were also part of the show.


Reputed fashion designer Agnimitra Paul said, “I am glad that I came for the inauguration of such a fashion exhibition. The fair is unique as the organizers will be promoting the weavers of the country. This will be a good way to remind the customers to use natural fabrics instead of synthetics”.

The three day long exhibition indeed provided great shopping scope for the customers just before the pujas.

Priyanka Dutta

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