The 8th edition of National Handloom Day was celebrated for the first time in Madrid to communicate and raise awareness about India’s rich handloom heritage. On 07 and 08 August, the Embassy, in collaboration with the Handloom Export Promotion Council of the Indian Ministry of Textiles, National Handloom Development Corporation Ltd., Handloom Export Promotion Council and the fashion company XTANT organized the Land of Woven Dreams, an exhibition of exquisite handloom products from all over India in Hotel Intercontinental Madrid

Numerous dignitaries and personalities, including the ambassadors of the United States, Indonesia, El Salvador, among others, members of the Indian Diaspora and Friends of India participated in the inauguration of the event.

The program of the event included an exhibition of the best Indian handloom products curated by the prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology of India, seminars on important aspects of handloom tradition by experts, a live handloom demonstration, a handloom panel discussion by the Ambassador of India, H.E. Dinesh K Patnaik, followed by a reception. Exclusive gift baskets were also offered.



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