Gujarat is well-known for its single and Double Ikat sarees. Apart from the celebrated Patan Patolas, there is a different category of similar woven products termed as Gujarat Single & Double Ikat Sarees of Surendranagar & Rajkot districts. The word Patola is derived f...
Gujarat is well-known for its single and Double Ikat sarees. Apart from the celebrated Patan Patolas, there is a different category of similar woven products termed as Gujarat Single & Double Ikat Sarees of Surendranagar & Rajkot districts. The word Patola is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Patta’ referring to silk cloth. At present, weavers in Surendranagar & Rajkot districts are producing silk sarees in simpler designs in Single and Double Ikat technique. These sarees have become very popular due to its low cost compared to Patan Patolas. This has brought in positive changes in the lives of the many handloom weaver families who otherwise were not finding enough work.
On the other Hand, Patola Sarees takes a lot of time to make in the Handloom (minimum one month to maximum six months based on designs. The prices of these Patola sarees runs in lakhs single Patola saree starting at around 15000 thousand and double patola saree ranging from 125,000 and goes up to 250,000. Our Patola Saree Designer is a well-known Patola designer is a national awardee in patola design. He has designed Patola Sarees for celebrities like Kiran Kher, legendary singer. Lata Mangeshkar.
The material used in Ikat Saree: Pure Mulberry silk yarns and tested zari are used in warp & weft. The technique used: The weft yarn in tie-dye technique of single ikat is patterned in different traditional motifs before weaving. Threads are tied and then dyed several times as per design and colour. The weaving is carried out in wooden Frame looms, Pit looms (Khaddashaal) and modified Pit looms (Ghodashaal). The fly shuttle is used for the depiction of stylised elephants, parrots, motifs of flowers, jewels and abstract geometrical patterns in all over, borders etc. in bright colours.
How to distinguish genuine Gujarat Single Ikat Saree:
It is perfectly reversible cloth with the same appearance of the design on both sides.
The intensity of the colours in the design also appears same on both sides of the fabric, whereas if the fabric is printed, then colours on the back side of the fabric will be lighter.
Contours of the designs are always hazy.
The texture looks like ‘Mat’ weave due to coarse (plied) silk yarns in warp and weft.
(Note: Due to the high cost involved, our vendors do not keep double Patola saree in the inventory, it is made only on order, so it takes minimum one month to complete single Patola saree and it takes six months to complete 1 Double Patola saree.)
- Dispatch in 45 business days
- Return: No return
- Replacement: No
- Minimum order quantity:1
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