The inked thread is used to mark the designs on the yarn.
This process of coloring is known as tie and dye process.
To color the tied area the threads are removed and areas which are colored and dyed again in different color.
The process is repeated till the required number of colors to be dyed.
Yarn designed with geometrical pattern.
The dyed yarn is arranged to an iron pole for warping process.
Plain color dyed threads are added in the warp where it is required.
The threads are untangled and arranged properly.
The warp is attached to loom and the weaving is begun.
The warp is checked in timely intervals for breakages and corrected.
To consume time craftsmen use three needles at ones to cover more threads together.
Scarfs and shawls are also weaved in patola design.
Patola or the double ikat saree are usually renowned for their geometrical and colorful ranges with motifs of flowers, jewels, flora fauna, parrots, elephants, dancing figures with plain, dark and colored borders on pallu and body of the saree.
Patola weaving is one of the difficult forms of weaving in the world which follows the double ikat (tie and dye) style for the warp and weft yarns dyed according to the pre-design patterns before dyeing. As Patan of Gujarat in India is one of the places where few of the weavers still practice this craft. Patolas are characterized by their intricate -bold patterns, juxtaposed with figurative motifs tied and dyed till the complete patterns to be obtained are created.
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