Patan Patola

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    • Recently ,Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted ‘Patan Patola Dupatta’ (scarf) to Italian PM Giorgia Meloni.

    About Patan Patola

    • The (Double Ikat) Patan Patola textile woven by Salvi family in Patan area of Northern Gujarat is so well crafted that it becomes a feast of colours, with front & reverse being indistinguishable.
    • The ancient art of double ikat or Patola woven in pure silk dates back to the 11th century. 
    • The Patola fabrics bear an equal intensity of colours and design on both sides. 
      • This peculiar quality has its origins in an intricate and difficult technique of dyeing or knot dyeing, known as ‘bandhani’, on the warp and weft separately before weaving.
    • Ikat weaves are also found in Odisha’s famous Sambalpuri sarees, which, unlike Patola, are woven in cotton yarn too, as is the Pochampally saree from Andhra Pradesh.

    Source:IE