KNOT TO MISS
“I have been working with the weavers in Orissa since almost a decade. There is still so much more to do,” says Chishti, who was spotted dressed in a red, white and black cotton ikat handwoven sari with her hair tied up as usual in an interesting knot. She adds that along with the designers, she is looking at addressing the problems faced by the handloom industry in Orissa. She also feels that due to the growing usage of imported and factory-made fabrics, along with changing Indian taste in fashion, the handloom weavers in India are facing an uncertain future.
Usha Padhee, commissioner with the handlooms, textiles and handicrafts department, GOO, says, “It was time to revamp the age-old traditions. So we invited some of the nationally and internationally acclaimed designers to come on board.
The Orissa stall showcases the
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