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Michelle Obama In A Sari: First Lady To Receive 100 Hand- Woven Saris During India Visit

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While the First Lady always tries to look her best, whether hanging out at the White House or when out on official business, Michelle Obama may change her style just a tad, after she is presented with 100 hand-woven saris during her current visit to India, along with Barack Obama, reports AFP

As soon as the presidential couple arrive in New Delhi, according to local businessman Pervez Matin, the first lady will be given the traditional Indian garments, after expert weavers have spent months making them, in time for the Obama’s visit.

The weavers, among them Matin and his family, hope that giving the 100 saris to Michelle Obama will promote their centuries-old industry in India’s holiest city, Varanasi.

This special gift for the First Lady is believed to have been put together on a request from PM Modi. The weavers were reportedly asked by the union textile ministry to pack saris for Michelle Obama to choose from.

The weavers, Asif Matin, says he has created a sari embroidered with silver and gold zari, worth Rs. 1.25 lakh.

In November, PM Modi had urged the community to use opportunities offered by e-commerce to tap the global market. He also said the industry needs comprehensive vision and modern technology.

"Every mother wants a Banarasi sari for her daughter on their wedding day... 20 crore girls will get married in the next few years. So 20 crore saris will be needed. Such a big market waiting for you,"

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