The beauty of Gujarat- Rajkot Patola sari
Gujarat added an extraordinary flavour to the sarees by means of -Rajkot Patola-.
Sarees are the epitomes of Indian tradition and cultures. With their top notching finesse and subtlety, they are mirroring the beauty of India.
Gujarat, a pivotal part of rich cultures and innovative textile printings, has spread its fame and glory to the world with its unique weavings and colourful designs. Gujarat sarees are well-known for their sensuality, diversity and finest fabrics. Patola sarees have always been an important attire of joyous rituals and occasions since the time they got manufactured.
Patola is one of the most difficult weaving forms of the world. Patola Silk, often spelled as -Queen of Silk’, symbolizes the tradition of Gujarat with its contrast hues, is the finest hand-woven fabric with high denser quality, softness, and durability.
Patola’s richest history traces back to 1200 BC. During, King Kumar pal commission, Patola robes were imported from South Maharashtra for every daily puja. Once, he went to south to attack and defeat the southern ruler because of exporting used clothes. Then, he brought the weavers along with families to Patan.
Later, during Solanki Rajputs rule, Karnataka and Maharashtra weavers of the Salvi cast chose Gujarat as a hub and woven Patola. Then, Rajputs gave a chance to the weavers to weave their clothes. Till today, women love and passion towards these Patola Sarees is unbeatable.
The speciality of Patola is these are once worn only by the women of royal and rich families.
Patola is an ancient traditional Ikkat weaving technique to weave an exclusive pattern with great precision. The term, Single Ikkat is a vertical resist dyeing technique used to make Patola sarees.
Ikkat is a tie-dye technique that differs from fabric to fabric based on the pattern. Ikkat is a technique with mind-blowing colour schemes, geometrical and floral designs with furnishing fabrics for elegant cotton and silk fabrics.
For Handloom Silk Patola, weavers use a special technique in weaving a raw silk to the patola fabric. To prevent displacing or entangling, weaver specially secures the design and patterns. Complicated motifs are used same on the either side of fabric.
Earlier, leaf design, jewel square, parrot & elephant design, women & elephant design, basket design and pattern are the basic motifs of Patola. Based on today facts, many designs came into existence. Birds, flowers, animals, fruits, trees and human figures looks are the modern motifs of Patola that looks professional.
The range of Patola will be priced based on the designs and patterns. Handmade Patola is more expensive than the machine made.
Patola Sarees are well-known for their flaming bright colours and geometric designs with folk motifs that are apt for the family gatherings and festivals. Bandhani Patola Sarees with heavy embroidery works and designer blouses are apt for rituals and wedding ceremonies.
In fact their popularity has increased with time and women not only from Gujarat, but also from all over India, wants to see this sarees in their wardrobes.
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