Gandhigram hosts sale of saris, fabrics and more; open till Aug.11

This is a sale you may want to check out – it is on till August 11 at the C. P. Art Centre, Alwarpet.

It showcases saris, yardage, duppatas and stoles made by weavers of Tamil Nadu. There are also naturally-dyed fabrics on sale here.

This show is of Gandhigram, founded in 1947 in Dindigul along Gandhian values; to make services available to rural areas and to encourage their skills.

This event marks 150th birth anniversary of Gandhiji.

The muslin woven saris, light in texture are on sale. From Rs.1500 onwards. There are the Idaikkal design saris, light coloured and from Tirunelveli. There are dupattas too from this region and the finer ones are popular. Saris start at Rs.1500. Dupattas at Rs.475.

On another table are fabrics dyed naturally, from indigo, madder and pomegranate. We are told cold pressed oils, pickles and other eco-products will also be on sale here.

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