Patan Na Patola


the handicraft of patola sari-making has remained patan’s monopoly ever since the reign of king kumarpal way back in 1175 ad, when over 700 craftsmen and their families were engaged in the craft.

What is a popular saying about patola of patan?

The Gujarati saying, Padi Patole bhaat, phate pan fitey nahin, meaning, where the design may tear but the color will never fade; truly describes the character of Patola.

What is so special about patola?

Patola is a double ikat woven sari, usually made from silk, made in Patan, Gujarat, India. The word patola is the plural form; the singular is patolu. They are very expensive, once worn only by those belonging to royal and aristocratic families. These saris are popular among those who can afford the high prices.

Who started patan patola?

king kumarpal of solanki
Legend indicates that sometimes in the 12th century A.D. king kumarpal of solanki dynasty invited 700 families of patola weavers from jalna (south Maharashtra) to settle down in patan in north Gujarat.

How did patola get its name?

The name patola is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘pattakulla’, and is the plural form of the word patolu. Even though the patola fabric is said to be of Gujarati origin, its earliest mentions can be found in religious texts in South India too.

How many types Patola saree have?

There are two types of Patola sarees. Rajkot Patola: This is only vertically resisting dyed (single ikkat). Patan Patola: This is horizontally-resist dyed (double ikkat).

Which silk is used in patola?

Patala Silk
The patola sarees are one of the finest variety’s handloom silk saree from Gujarat. These saris were woven by master weavers on a special type of silk called ‘Patala Silk’.

What are the types of patola?

Based on their origin, there are essentially two varieties of Patola sarees “ the Rajkot Patola and the Patan Patola. Rajkot Patolas are single ikat weaves that are vertically resist-dyed, while Patal Patolas are double ikat weaves that are horizontally resist-dyed.

What is patola in food?

Patola is a native vegetable from India that can be found in some Asian groceries. This vegetable has a slimy texture similar to okra or a silkier zucchini. Patola goes well with pork, shrimp and garlic dishes. It can be sautéed, fried, added to soups, stir fried, or broiled.

When was patola weaving famous?

During which period patola weaving was famous? Patola was famous during the mid-19th century.


After the decline of Solanki empire, salvis founded a rich trade in Gujarat. Patola saris quickly became a sign of social status among Gujarati women and girls, especially as part of stridhan, items that a woman can claim as her. These art of patan is more than 850 years old.


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