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From Banarasi silk to Assam stoles, PM Modi presented gifts to First Ladies during G20 Summit

September 13, 2023 9:27 AM IST

PM Modi | G20 Summit | Akshata Murthy | Kanjivaram silk | Yuko Kishida | Banarasi silk | mulberry silk stole

In a gesture of diplomacy and cultural exchange, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented gifts to foreign dignitaries at the G20 summit.

PM Modi gifted Banarsi Silk stole to the spouse of Prime Minister of Spain at the G20 summit. He also gifted Banarsi Silk stole to Akshata Murthy, wife of UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Banarasi silk stoles are India’s elegant treasures. Handcrafted in Varanasi, they’re soft like dreams. Luxurious silk threads create intricate patterns, reflecting the city’s cultural richness and its weaving heritage.

Banarasi silk stoles are adored for weddings and special occasions. They add a regal grace to the wearer. Their shimmering texture and vibrant hues make them coveted fashion accessories.

He gifted Assam stole to Iriana Joko Widodo, wife of Indonesia President Joko Widodo.

Assam stoles are traditional pieces of clothing woven in the northeastern state of Assam. This stole has been crafted by skilled artisans using Muga silk. These stoles are known for their intricate designs and motifs that often draw inspiration from the region’s natural surroundings, often showcasing elements like the flora and fauna. Assam stoles are not just garments; they embody the rich cultural heritage of the Assamese people and their weaving traditions.

This stole is presented in a Kadam wood box. This box has been handcrafted by the artisans of Karnataka.

PM Modi gifted Kanjivaram silk stole to Yuko Kishida, wife of Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

Kanjivaram silk creations are a true masterpiece of Indian weaving, renowned for their rich and vibrant colors, intricate designs, and unparalleled craftsmanship. It is a very durable and strong fabric.

PM Modi gifted mulberry silk stole to the spouse of Prime Minister of Mauritius at the G20 summit. Traditional mulberry silk is timeless masterpiece created by the artisans of Odisha.

The stole is presented in a Teak wood box, It has been handcrafted by artisans of Gujarat using the hardy and durable teak wood.

The gifts, offered by PM Modi, are a testament to the strong and friendly relations between India and other countries.

(Inputs from Hindusthan Samachar)

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