Working with weavers of Maheshwar for a quarter-century,Rehwa,a not-for-profit foundation,is set to present its latest collection in Panchkula. Starting on July 27,the three-day exhibition at Hotel KC Crossroads will showcase fine Maheshwari handloom textiles for the season. Rehwa textiles are handwoven at Maheshwar,a small town in Madhya Pradesh. Located on the banks of the Narmada,Maheshwar has been a centre of handloom weaving since the 5th century. Rehwa produces saris,dupattas,fabrics,shawls and scarves as part of the fashion line. The textiles produced are handwoven using yarns like silk,cotton,linen,wool,and tussar. The aim of Rehwa has been to not only revive the centuries-old hand weaving tradition of Maheshwar,but to improve the lives of Maheshwars weavers, mentions a representative. The exhibition will be formally opened by actress Mahi Gill,who is currently visiting her hometown.
Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: July 27, 2012 12:39:41 am