Wrapped with love: Telangana plans to gift Pochampally sarees to Ivanka Trump
The Telangana government is planning to gift US president Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, who will be in Hyderabad beginning Tuesday, a handloom silk saree woven in Pochampally.
Besides Ivanka, other VIP women delegates attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) are also likely to get the Pochampally saree as a memento from the state government.
The exquisite Ikat sarees are made by weavers of Pochampally, a village in Yadadri Bhongir district, about 40km from the state capital of Hyderabad.
Officials have refused to comment on the kind of saree, its cost and other details of the gift to be given to Ivanka but weavers in Pochampally are jubilant over the promotion of their brand at the high-profile summit, where Ivanka will lead the US delegation.
"It will definitely bring a global recognition to this unique Telangana brand of saree. We are awaiting the day when she really wears our saree," Bharata Vasudev, president of Pochampally handloom weavers' cooperative society, told the Hindustan Times. Read More