patola of patan.

For 850 years a small group of families in the town of Patan in Gujarat state have been practicing the art of patola weaving. We were fortunate to receive a tour of the home of one of the families, who demonstrated the technique and showed us samples of their work. The weavers tie cotton knots on top of silk thread, then dye the thread in stages. The technique produces different patterns and colors, which determine the design of the weaving.


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