A 2 week long handcrafted saree expo has begun at the government owned Poomuhar showroom at Erode in connection with Diwali festival.
The showroom manager G. Saravanan said Madurai chungudi handloom sarees with different colour borders having dolls, peacocks, Budha, Radhakrishnar pictures etc. Madurai, Chettinadu cotton, cotton-silk, bathik printing, poly cotton sarees, costing Rs 480 to 2500 were kept for sales. 10 percent price discount is given and credit and debit cards would be accepted. The expo is arranged to help the poor artisans, he added.