Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir State Handloom Development Corporation (JKHDC) (POSHISH) on Saturday inaugurated a 10 day long Royal Pashmina exhibition at New Delhi.
The inauguration was carried by Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga with this exhibition featuring an exclusive range of hand crafted shawls having pure silk work. These shawls have been recreated by the Corporation after painstaking documentation similar masterpieces made during Mughal, Afghan, Sikh and Dogra rule over Kashmir that have been sourced from from museums, art galleries and private collection.
The exhibition will also feature Pherans, a traditional Kashmiri outfit being designed by National Institute of Fashion technology (NIFT), New Delhi.
The exhibition is being organized by Corporation in collaboration with Office of the Development Commissioner Handloom, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
While addressing the gathering, the minister said the Corporation has revived the traditional skill of hand spun, hand woven Pashmina by developing a wide range of shawls and Pherans in contemporary colours and designs.
He expected that exhibition will attract a large number of art lovers and visitors, he added.
Managing Director, JKSHDC Showkat Ahmad Zargar, in his address, said the people living in New Delhi have got an outstanding opportunity to buy the best and unique collection of Royale Pashmina and Pherans at their doorsteps which have been handcrafted by Kashmiri artisans.