February 26, 2024

Bharat Tex 2024 To See Confluence Of Handlooms & Handicrafts

Bharat Tex 2024, India’s premier global textile event, is set to witness a grand confluence of iconic handloom and handicraft traditions from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh.

These five Indian states are set to captivate the spotlight as they present a shared narrative of artistic excellence, featuring handloom craftsmanship, and unveiling distinctive textile innovations.

Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra have joined Bharat Tex 2024 as ‘Partner State’, while Gujarat, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh have joined as ‘Supporting Partner States’.

Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Assam will be setting up state pavilions at the premier global textile event.

Visitors will be able to see Madhya Pradesh’s iconic Batik printing, hand-block printing, Chanderi and Maheshwari silk and Gujarat’s Bandhani, Patola silk and hand-painting.

Also on display is Uttar Pradesh’s Chikankari and Zari-Zardozi, Maharashtra’s Paithani saree, Warli Art, Mashru & Himroo and Andhra Pradesh’s hand-drawn Kalamkari, Dharmavaram sarees and Mangalagiri cotton weaves.

“Maharashtra has been a significant part of the growth story of the textile and apparel sector in India like the rich cultural tradition of the Paithani saree,” Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde said.

“Maharashtra will ensure that every thread spun, adds to the rich tapestry of our nation’s progress, towards a Viksit Bharat in 2047,” Shinde added.

“For Gujarat, textile is not just an industry, but also a tradition and a legacy which we present to the world through the magic of our handicrafts and machines,” Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel said.

“Gujarat is the highest contributing state in woven fibre production across India, reflecting our ambition to become a leader in ‘Make in India’ and ‘Make for the World’,” Patel too added.

“Telangana has a vibrant, diverse and rich heritage of handlooms, including Gadwal, Narayanpet, Pochampalli ikkat varieties of fabrics and handicrafts like Banjara art,” CM Anumula Revanth Reddy stated.

“Telangana is also a leading manufacturing hub for textiles, with a strong presence in all 5F sectors. With Bharat Tex 2024, we are looking forward to show the Telangana textile story to the entire world,” Reddy noted.

The Ministry of Textiles is also hosting the Bharat Tex Memento Design Contest on the official MyGov website, centred on the theme – ‘Threads of Tradition and Innovation’ at Bharat Tex.

The first runner up will receive a cash prize of Rs 10,000 followed by Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,000 for the second and third winners, respectively.

The winning design will be presented to esteemed dignitaries during Bharat Tex 2024.

The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) will also present the ‘Textile Sustainability Awards 2024’ at the exhibition.

Participation from leading international textile companies, including Fortum, Lenzing, H&M, Busana Group, and Hyosung Corp, which highlights India’s expanding influence in the global textile sector.

Ministerial and business delegations are also expected from key textiles hubs, including Australia, Italy, Turkey, South Korea, Bangladesh, Russia, Peru, Egypt, and Thailand to attend.

The mega event is spread across nearly 200,000 square feet and over 50 knowledge sessions and will have over 3,500 exhibitors and over 40,000 visitors from over 40 countries are expected to attend.

The exhibition will see exhibits across the whole textile value chain like fibres, yarns, fabrics, apparel, home furnishings, floor coverings, carpets, silk, handicrafts, technical textiles and much more.

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