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  Patola Sarees: Elegance personified

Patola is a century-old double-ended Ikat weave. The unique weaving pattern boasts its origin in Patan in the northern zone of Gujarat. The given weaving process is known to involve complicated and intricate process of tie-dyeing on the weft and wrap before weaving. It is a highly esteemed weave that receive acknowledgement by connoisseurs as both conventional and contemporary art requiring preservation.

Exceptional features:

Both the twist and the weft string are colored in double Patolas (ikat). This implies the weaving procedure demands considerably more focus and exactness. Indeed, even a little misstep can demolish the whole design. Because of the unique methodology, Patola sarees are reversible and appear to be identical on both sides. Frequently, even the weaver can’t differentiate. They are also very well known for their dynamic tones and mathematical motifs. 

Shadings: 

Patola sarees utilize characteristic colors like cochineal, catechu, turmeric, indigo, normal lakh, madder roots, harde, ratnajyot, manjistha, Katha, pomegranate skin, kesudo, henna, marigold bloom, and so on in the shading procedure. Copper sulfate, alum, tin chloride, potassium dichromate, ferrous sulfate, and other mordents are also utilized. The after-effect of which is bright tones denoted by patterns such as bright red, yellow, and dark green.       

Motifs: 

Be it the Hindus, Muslims, or Jains, each community has enhanced the Patola silk. While the Jains favor geometric patterns and abstract designs, Vohra Gaji Bhaat is preferred by the Ismaeli community and Hindu women from Gujarat incline toward flower, elephant, pan, young lady, parrot designs. 

Designs of Patola:

Navratna, Manekchowk, Chabdi, Hathisavari, Narikunj, Nav Leher, Mor Jaad, Panchanda are famous designs of patola saree.

Assortments: 

Depending upon their origin, Patola sarees basically have two varieties: Patan and Rajkot Patola. Single ikat weaves that are resist-dyed vertically is the Rajkot Patolas, while the double ikat weaves that are resist-dyed horizontally are the Pathan Patolas. The Patan Patolas are undeniably more costly as they are the most complex material design on the planet. Both sides of the texture have precisely the same design, and consequently, Patan Patola can be worn either way.

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