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A haven of chikankari

If traditional Indian wear is your style this summer, then you can beat the heat with chikan kurtis, which are available at an exhibition-cum-sale of handlooms at Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhavan.

fashion and trends Updated: Jun 09, 2011 01:46 IST
Barkha Kumari

If traditional Indian wear is your style this summer, then you can beat the heat with chikan kurtis, which are available at an exhibition-cum-sale of handlooms at Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhavan. Organised by the Uttar Pradesh Industrial Co-operative Association Ltd, the 10-day exhibition, Shilpi Haat, showcases the exquisite craftsmanship from Lucknow, Varanasi, Meerut, Pilibhit, Sandila and other smaller villages of the state.

Kurtis with the signature chikan embroidery on pastel-hued cotton fabrics is available here at a price ranging from Rs250 to Rs25,000. When here, you can also opt for innovative chikan frock-kurtis and georgette tops worked with chikan stitches. The exhibition also features chikan shirts and kurtas for men, available in the price range of Rs225 to Rs3,500.

“Chikan is loved by Delhites and never wanes out of fashion,” said DK Tyagi, regional manager of UPICA, Delhi chapter. The exhibition, which is open to the public from 10.30am to 7.30pm, also has stalls selling Varanasi silk sarees.

Feast on chikan
What: Shilpi Haat, a 10-day handlooms sale
Where: Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan, Gali No. 1, Baba Kharak Singh Marg
On till: June 10
Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk on the Yellow Line