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Saree weaver Sanjeeva Shettigar to receive a state-level award

Saree weaver Sanjeeva Shettigar to receive a statelevel award
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Udupi: We are happy that highly skilled Udupi saree weaver, Shree Sanjeeva Shettigar of Talipady Weavers Society will receive a state-level award ( second place ) for his excellency in cotton saree weaving.

Shettigar is one among the only ten 80 count Udupi Saree weavers in two districts. Shettigar weaves beautiful buttas by hand in 80 count Udupi Saree. He was the first in the history of Udupi Saree to weave naturally dyed 80 count Udupi Saree. He is the first to try Udupi saree with ikat design, reintroduced after the break of 20 years by Kadike Trust at Talipady with the support of ikat Designer Shree Gopinath Shettigar.

He has many extraordinary skills in weaving and allied pre-loom works. The piercing process (joining two warps) he does use one hand is a unique skill and is a joy to watch. A cheerful person who is ever ready to transfer his amazing skills to youngsters is a favourite among the trainees. He is one of the comeback weavers who came back to Talipady Weavers Society after the Revival Project by Kadike Trust.

At this age, he can weave both traditional and contemporary sarees coordinating the colour according to the design and demand. In a single warp, he can create multiple design sarees. We wish him all the best and hope he continues inspiring youngsters for many more years. The award will be conferred during the Handloom Day celebration on 7 August in Bangalore.

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