First year students of the garment technology diploma programme sourced the sarees and textiles themselves through friends, family, artisans and weavers.
The display was also a mix of traditional and contemporary sarees and the idea was to introduce students and visitors to the textile heritage of India.
“The sarees sourced by students for the exhibition included sarees with geographical indication (GI) tags like Kanchipuram, Baranasi, Pochampally, Ilkal, Chanderi, Kanta and textiles breathtaking in their artistry like Gond, Madhubani, Ajrakh and Varli,” said Vanali Ballikar, a faculty member of the garment technology programme.
She added that of the contemporary fabrics on display were Brasso, linen and modern Paithani.
The three-year diploma in garment technology programme is the only such AICTE and government recognised course in Goa. The programme at the Government Polytechnic is more than two decades old.