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Sunday, June 7, 2015, Jaishtha 24, 1422 BS, Shaban 19, 1436 Hijr

Modi's gift for Hasina
Published : Sunday, 7 June, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 20

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has presented his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina a hand-woven tapestry from Venkatagiri, Andhra Pradesh.
It has been woven in Jamdani style - the famous traditional sari of Bangladesh, Modi said on his personal website where he posted the photo of this artwork in Saturday.
Modi presented the gift before the two leaders sat for a meeting. Located in Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh, Venkatagiri is famous for handlooms, and its weavers have adopted the fine Jamdani weaving technique while assimilating traditional designs of the region.
 The artwork in this tapestry shows the Kalpavriksh tree and the Kamadhenu cow which are regarded as auspicious and bestower of prosperity.  The tapestry has been woven using very fine cotton yarn and pure gold thread, with both the warp and the weft having the same count of cotton yarn.
It has been prepared by Nellore's national award winning artist and master craftsman Gowrabathini Ramanaiah.    ?

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