Patola Silks of Gujarat

Patola silk of Gujarat displays an exclusive and complicated craftsmanship. Patola silk fabric is one of most complex textile-weaving techniques in the world. The warp as well as weft threads are coupled and dyed into an complicated pattern, and while weaving the craftsperson has to ensure that the warp and weft threads intersect perfectly to produce the preset pattern. Patan in north Gujarat is the most famous centre for weaving. Figures of parrot and elephant are very popular, while geometrical and floral motifs are also woven.

Artist: Kanaiyalal Salvi,
5, Netaji Society, Kareli Baug, Vadodara
Gujarat-390018
Tel - 0265-2463418 (Workshop), Cell - 9820661155 / 9824613843
Email - patanpatola@satyam.net.in