SUALKUCHI, Oct 31 - Around 100 foreign students visited Sualkuchi, the largest silk village in Asia, recently to get an idea about muga and pat fabric industries here.
After arriving at Sualkuchi, the students visited the residence and handloom factory of Late Kaliram Karikar who is called the architect of modern handloom industry of Sualkuchi. They met the third generation of Karikar, the famous skill weaver and designer.
They also examined some samples of muga pat fabric produced by Kaliram Karikar in his handloom factory naming Govinda Silk Factory. Later, the students visited the Assam Cooperative Silk House, the first primary handloom cooperative society in the State.
The students also reached out to the local people on the street, including the same-aged girls waving silk sarees along the roadside, and interacted with them.
The students, hailing from Thailand (25), Vietnam (25), Singapore (6), Myanmar (23) and Philippines (17), were led by some young Indian students from Asian Institute of Management and Technology, under the Ministry of External Affairs.