All About Gujarati Patola Saree (Sari)

Updated: Sep 30

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All About Patola Saree

Patola is a double ikat woven saree, usually made from silk made in Patan, Gujarat, India. The word patola is the plural form; the singular is patola. They are very expensive, once worn only by those belonging to royal and aristocratic families. These saris are popular among those who can afford the high prices. Velvet patola styles are also made in Surat. Patola-weaving is a closely guarded family tradition. Patola was woven in Surat, Ahmedabad, and Patan.Highly valued in Indonesia, became part of the local weaving tradition there.

  • The weave

To create a patola saree, both the warp and weft threads are wrapped to resist the dye according to the desired pattern of the final woven fabric. This tying is repeated for each color that is to be included in the finished cloth. The technique of dyeing the warp and weft before weaving is called double ikat. The bundles of thread are strategically knotted before dyeing. Patola saris from surat, Ahmedabad, and Patan are renowned for their colorful diversity and geometrical style.

  • Design and pattern

There are four distinct patterns that are woven primarily in Gujarat by the Salvi community. In Jain and Hindu communities, double ikat saris with entire designs of parrots, flowers, elephant, and dancing figures are generally used. In Muslim communities, saris with geometric designs and floral patterns are typical, being worn mostly for weddings and other special occasions. Maharashtrian Brahmins wear saris woven with plain, dark-colored borders and body, and a bird design called Nari Kunj.

  • Different kinds of patola

Patolas are generally represented by abstract designs and geometric patterns. Elephants, human figures, Kalash, flowers, Shikhar, paan, and parrots as well as designs inspired by the architecture of Gujarat are popular.

Types Of Patola:-

  1. Nari kunjar Bhat (women and elephant patterns)

  2. Paan Bhat (peepul leaf motif)

  3. Navratna Bhat (square-shaped patter)

  4. Voharagaji (inspired by the Vohra community)

  5. Fulvali Bhatt (floral)

  6. Rattanchowk Bhat (geometric)

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