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Kanaiyalal Salvi

image Shop Address:
Salvi Wado, Narayanjis Street, Patan - 384265, Gujarat

image Home Address:
5 - Netaji Society, Opp. Bank of Baroda, Kareli Baug, Vadodara - 390018, Gujarat

image Award: National Award, Golden Jubilee India Independance Award, UNESCO Excellence Award, Heritage Award

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Ikat work of Gujarat, also known as the Ikat Patola Sari from Surendranagar and Rajkot, has developed tremendously. The meticulous single Ikat technique is of tying and dyeing the warp or weft.Double Ikat tehnique has resulted in the creation of a most intricate and delicate textile form. The patola sari is one of the finest hand-woven Sari produced today. These Sari's are created by using the resist dyeing technique.

There are two types of Patola Saris

1) Rajkot Patola: This is only vertically resist dyed (single ikkat).

2) Patan Patola: This is horizontally resist dyed (double ikkat).

Patola Saris are known for their flaming bright colours and geometric designs interwoven with folk motifs. Every patola sari is one of its kind as it is created entirely with the imagination and skill of the weaver. Each sari consists of a series of warp threads and a single weft thread, which binds the warp threads together. Each one of the warp threads is tied and dyed according to the pattern of the sari. The result is that both sides of the sari look exactly alike as if it is woven on both sides with the same design, and can be worn either way. Flowers, animals, birds and human figures form the basic design.

The single Ikat sari from Rajkot and Surendranagar has emerged strongly in the last three decades, providing a cheaper option to the Patan Patola saris. These saris are a lower cost variation of the traditional technique and it is a very popular craft in the local as well as international markets.