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This Limca Book of Record holder made saree using 25 natural fibres
This Limca Book of Record holder made saree using 25 natural fibres

Chennai, March 28 (TIWN) C. Sekar, a third generation weaver from Chennai's Anakaputhur had entered the Limca Book of Records in 2011 after he made a saree using 25 natural fibres including banana, jute, bamboo, pineapple and others and even got the appreciation from Prime minister Narendra Modi during his recent Chennai visit.

Anakaputhur is a suburb of Chennai which lies beyond the International airport, on the banks of river Adayar. The place was once noted for its weavers and had a minimum of 5,000 handlooms with each home having at least 5 to 10 of them, but today, due to a competitive industry and failure in marketing, the number of handloom and weavers have declined.

Sekar and his family were traditional weavers, and in the 1970's it was thriving business with the products being exported mainly to Nigeria in Africa. Checked Madras fabrics were the major product the Anakaputhur weaves were exporting from Chennai and with the change in political climate in Africa there was a ban on imports to that country leading to massive losses to the Anakaputhur weavers.
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