Gujarat is a major textile products producing state in India. Here many varieties of textile products for both men and women are produced in a huge quantity. Producing different varieties of saris are the speciality of this place. Among all varieties of saris Patola Saris are very famous designed saris and most of the women in all over the India like to wear these Patola saris very much. These Patola saris are a double ikat woven sari and these saris are usually made from silk. The weaving of these Patola saris is a closely guarded family tradition or we can say it is a traditional weaving technique that passes from generation to generation. In Gujarat very few families are still producing thee Patola saris.
The weaving process of Patola saris is very difficult and very lengthy. The process of Patola saris producing is so much lengthy that, it can take six months to one year to produce a single Patola sari. It also takes very hard labour so the cost of these Patola saris is very high. In old days only the women of royal families and very reach families can afford the cost of these Patola saris. The major cause behind the popularity of these saris is the Design and pattern of these saris. There are mainly four distinct patterns of the sari. These patterns are primarily woven in Gujarat by the salvi community. In Jain and Hindu communities, double ikat saris with entire designs of parrots, flowers, elephants, and dancing figures are very much popular, so the weavers of the Patola saris uses these designs in Patola saris and the women of Jain and Hindu communities likes these saris very much. Now days also these are many people are producing the beautiful Patola saris and providing for the Indian and international market. The Patola saris produced by Indian weavers also very much appreciated by women in all over the world and they like to wear the Patola saris very much. So these are some things about the very famous Patola saris of Gujarat.