Jharkhand's traditional attire a hit at IITF

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Jharkhand's traditional attire a hit at IITF

Sunday, 19 November 2023 | PNS | Ranchi

Like every year, the Indian International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan is at its peak. People coming to the fair are enjoying shopping along with seeing the exhibition. People are loving the tribal costumes displayed in Jharkhand Pavilion very much. Tasar silk is produced in large quantities in Jharkhand. In such a situation, a huge crowd was seen at the stall of silk sarees and suits in the pavilion. Tribal people have their own distinct culture. Whose reflection is seen on their clothes. Tribal art prints are being seen on the sarees found here.

Damu Bodra, who is selling tribal clothes, said that he has traditional silk and cotton sarees at his stall. Whose price is Rs 1000 to Rs 3500. He said that we get our clothes painted or embroidered with natural colors by our own artisans, so that the wearer feels its natural look. We also try to convey our folk culture to the people through our work. In which we get a glimpse of tribal dance, instruments and nature. Tribal women wear green saree before marriage and red saree after marriage, which is being sold here.

Ashish Satyavrat Sahu, who sells traditional clothes of Jharkhand under the name of Johar Gram, said that the clothes sold by him are traditional and organic. These clothes are used by tribal communities of Jharkhand like Khadiya, Muda, Oraon etc. In the pavilion, Jharkhand's Pindana saree which is worn by women of the state on special occasions, Veeru Gamchha for men and modern clothes made of Kukhna shawl (which is a thick cloth) are being sold.

Apart from this, they have jackets, overcoats, shirts, caps, masks and other clothes (which women use to carry children) available. Their packing is also done with the leaves of Sakhua, the state tree of Jharkhand. He said that he started his business in March 2019 after the project of District Industries Center was passed. After which they were also provided a 15 per cent subsidy by the government. Presently they buy all the clothes from local weavers. Due to which, along with his institute, about 30 weaver families also get employment.

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