Around 250 weavers of Nadia district have spent six months creating 5,000 saris for this exhibition
“The weavers have no electricity or concrete buildings back home in their villages in Bengal. They live in impoverished conditions, but they have worked hard for the past six months to create these handloom saris in silks and cottons,” says Sarmistha Das Biswas, coordinator of Bengal Weavers Association.
The weavers are in the city to display some of their creations. Sarmistha has been organising this exhibition for the past 20 years, and for the upcoming 21st edition she brings with her five artisan weavers and over 5,000 handloom saris in 560 designs. Rang Mahal — after which the exhibition is named — is a conglomeration of weavers from Nadia district. All the saris at the exhibition are sourced from this region....Read more
Source web page: The Hindu