Sircilla weaver behind 'matchbox sarees' now weaves national anthem on silk fabric

Interestingly, the entire anthem is woven on a single fabric (2 metres and 47 inches wide) without any stitches or print

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  14 Aug 2022 11:12 AM GMT
Sircilla weaver behind matchbox sarees now weaves national anthem on silk fabric

Hyderabad: Powerloom weaver Veldi Hari Prasad from Sircilla, who is known for his "matchbox sarees," has made headlines again with his new creation. This time it is the national anthem woven on silk fabric without any stitches. He wove the logo of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' and the India map with the Tricolour in the centre. The national anthem in Telugu was also woven in the fabric.

"As the nation celebrates 75 years of Independence Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, I wanted to do something new and remarkable for the country. I planned this concept of weaving the national anthem in Telugu a month ago. I finished weaving it in five days. I'm proud to say I'm the first one to weave the national anthem on silk fabric," said Hari.

Interestingly, the entire anthem is woven on a single fabric (2 metres and 47 inches wide) without any stitches or print.


Hari wishes to present it to Telangana Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, but he does not know how to reach her. He has been trying to reach out to her office but in vain. "If I get a chance, it would be an honour to give it to Prime minister Narendra Modi," he added. "There are many artists who are yet to be identified for their talent and hard work. In fact, I do not have a proper place for myself but I manage to teach two people. If the government supports us and provides space and financial support, we can teach many people and give employment to many," added Hari.

Hari Prasad is known for weaving a saree that can be folded into a matchbox. The 5.5-meter sari with a one-gram gold zari border can be kept in a matchbox. He said the matchbox saree idea is loved by many and he has sold around 15 sarees till now.

Also, Hari created an image of Lord Ganesha on a shawl using one gram gold. He presented the shawl to former Indian cricket team captain Sachin Tendulkar. He has also weaved a shirt and a lungi that can fit inside matchboxes. "They are not just showpieces. Anyone can wear them comfortably," said Hari.

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