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Patola Saree of Gujarat

Posted on : 03 Feb 2020

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  • Patola is the trademark Saree of Gujarat.
  • Patola is a double ikat woven sari, usually made from silk, made in Patan.
  • The word patola is the plural form; the singular is patolu.
  • It is one of the most eminent symbols of Indian Craftsmanship.
  • It is priced very high and is out of reach of common women.
  • The raw material is purchased from Karnataka or West Bengal, where the silk processing units are situated. This increases the cost of fabric manifolds.
  • Velvet patola styles are also made in Surat.
  • It can take six months to one year to make one sari due to the long process of dying each strand separately before weaving them together.
  • Highly valued in Indonesia, became part of the local weaving tradition there.
  • The sarees are painted with motifs and patterns inspired from animals and other elements of nature.
  • Even though the Patola fabric is said to be of Gujarati origin, its earliest mentions can be found in religious texts mentioning that they were a part of the South Indian culture too.

Article Related Questions

  1. With reference to Patola Saree, consider the following statements
    1.Patola is the trademark Saree of Rajasthan.
    2.It is priced very low compared to machine made cloth.
    3.It became part of the local weaving tradition In Indonesia too.
    Which of the following statement is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 and 2 only

    2.2 only

    3.3 only

    4.1, 2 and 3

    Right Ans : 3 only

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