Gujarat is known for its world famous double ikat patola from patan. It is a colourful and ostentatious weave with its figured body, along with the subtle merging of one shade into another. It is generally worn on auspicious and important occasions. The magic of patola textile is created by the art of lying and dyeing both the warp and west silk threads and then weaving them with great skill and precision into priceless fabric forms with clear and crisp patterns. The raw material used for weaving is cultivated silk single ikat patola is also woven in some villages of surendranagar and Rajkot district in which only weft in separately: ie-dyed before weaving to create patterns. The patterns through similar are simpler than the intricate one and are more economical than those of patan.



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