Women entrepreneurs from SAARC countries — Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and India are set to come together to showcase their artistic products at an exhibition here.
Distinctive Kilim woolen rugs from Afghanistan will find matching echoes with hand-woven dhurries by weavers from Telangana and Uttar Pradesh that goes on display in the exhibition beginning September 18.
Craftswomen from Gujarat will meet their counterparts from Sind and Afghanistan and the Kanthaand sujni embroidery will link India and Pakistan at the upcoming exhibition SAARC Chambers Women Entrepreneurs’ Council (SCWEC) Market Place 2015.
“SCWEC is a platform which is providing all the first generation business women entrepreneurs to spread their skills beyond the borders with maximum exposure. They would representing their countries with the best of crafts free of cost which includes their traveling allowance,” says Anuradha Goyal, Member of Jury of SCWEC.
Embroidery from Pakistan, jewellery from Afghanistan and Bangladesh, woolen clothing and household products from Nepal, the famous zhistone jewelry from Bhutan besides a variety of products from Odisha, Gujarat, Punjab, Assam are set to be showcased at the event.
“My designs symbolise the cultural heritage of the east fused together with the western sensibility. They reflect the supreme eastern traditions leaving an impression that is elegantly chic yet sophisticatedly modern,” says Hina Mansab Khan, an upcoming Pakistani designer.