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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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