Displaying extraordinary weaving skills, a young handloom weaver from Telangana has woven a saree that can be kept in a matchbox.
The talented weaver, known as Nalla Vijay, is a resident of Rajanna Sircilla district in Telangana. He has woven a silk saree.
It takes him around two weeks to weave the saree with hands and costs Rs 12,000. Whereas if the same saree is weaved on machines, it takes three days and costs Rs 8,000.
Vijay got inspired from his father Nalla Parandhamulu who has been weaving on handloom as a tradition in their family.
The talented weaver is continuing the family tradition, drawing inspiration from his father Nalla Parandhamulu. He has been weaving sarees on handloom.
Vijay displayed his hand woven saree before State Ministers K Taraka Rama Rao, P Sabitha Indrareddy, V Srinivas Goud and Errabelli Dayakar Rao. All the ministers praised for the young weaver and enquired about the material used as well as the process of weaving.
It was for the first time the ministers were seeing a saree that can fit into a matchbox. They assured all help to Vijay for his innovations. Vijay even gifted a saree to Minister of Education P Sabitha Indrareddy.
The weaver told the ministers that
“The handloom sector in Sircilla has seen many changes in recent times. Thank you for all the support provided by the State,” said Vijay.
“The weavers from Sircilla were adopting the latest techniques and modern tools,” he added.
Notably, the saree woven by Vijay was earlier displayed at World Telugu Conference in 2017. He had also gifted a saree made with super fine silk to then US president Barack Obama’s wife Michelle Obama, when the couple had come to India in 2015.
Saree that fits in a match box by weaver of Siricilla Nalla Vijay !
If done on Maggam it costs around Rs.12000 and takes 6days
If woven on Machine costs around Rs.8000 and takes two days
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