New Meetup: Photo Essay in Handloom Production.

From: V.Shankar
Sent on: Saturday, August 31, 2013 3:09 PM

Announcing a new Meetup for Twin Cities Photography Club!

What: Photo Essay in Handloom Production.
When: Saturday, September 7,[masked]:00 AM

Price: $10.00 per person

Where: Pochampally Handloom Park Limited. Village Kanumukkala,
Nalgonda Dist, A.P

Pochampally Handloom park limited is a first of its kind integrated Handloom production facility in the world.

Built over 24 acres with the entire ecosystem ensconsed in the park and with over i lakh sq ft, PHPL as it is known weaves silk and cotton fabrics into sarees, & home products like Bedsheets, Pillow covers, dress material, scarves, quilts and others.

PHPL is presently the only authentic facility for handloom production and the Govt of India plans to replicate this model in all handloom centres in India.

Envisioned as a facility to provide year round employment to weavers with fixed wages, the park is an epitome of a Social Initiative struggling to gain prominence.

The Ikat weave is world famous and this Park hold a GI patent for its art. Its an art that is dying because of the lack of patronage and it helps them if we popularize the initiative.

What Can we do :

We can click pictures of an entire eco system involved in handloom making including preparation, designing, weaving, dyeing and post weaving. The Park also has a retail store and we can click some pictures of beautiful Pochampally silks sarees also.

The Program :

We all assemble near LB Nagar Cross Roads and Car Pool from there to the park and back. The Park is at a distance of 70 KM from Hyderabad on the Vijaywada Highway.

We assemble at 7.30 AM and reach the Park by 10.00 AM

I am talking to the Park officials and will be authentic telangana lunch and the cost includes that also. However if that is not done, I shall rework the costs before we leave on the meetup.

Who can come ?

Preference will be given to people who are interested in social initiatives and also can publicise the Pochampally Ikat uniqueness.

Since we shall be car pooling and I have one car, preference will be given to people who can bring their cars for car pooling. The costs include that, so I will work out each person's contribution appropriately and intimate them.


Assuming 15 liters of fuel per car and the need is about 5 cars it will be an average of RS 1000/- per car depending on the fuel used.

This plus cost of lunch as per the Park's request + club fees will be the overall cost. So initially its pegged at Rs 500/- on the higher side. Will review once I get estimate from park.

The Park will also provide us with one person to take us around and shoot the various processes.


Answering all questions is Mandatory to plan the event properly. Not answering fully may effect your chances of confirmation.

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