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India has a rich and ancient heritage in fine textiles. (Double Ikat) Patola from the area of Patan in the North Gujarat region of western India glorifies this heritage. With its unique gem like qualities-gorgeous colours, designs and durability.
Its very appearance lures the connoisseur of fine textiles. It has no reverse side. Both the sides have equal intensity of color and design.

The peculiar quality has its origins in a very intricate and difficult technique of Tie dyeing or Knot dyeing known as "Bandhani Process" on the wrap & weft separately before weaving.

Before World War II, Indonesia was major buyer of patolas. Historically, the art of Double Ikat patola weaving dates back to centuries. Paintings in Ajanta caves resemble the tie-dye technique of patola. Legend indicates that sometimes in the 12th Century AD, King Kumarpal of Solanki dynasty, invited 700 families of patola weavers from Jalna (South Maharashtra) to settle down in Patan in North Gujarat.

Salvi family is one of them who has continued this traditional art and has preserved it even today. This is our heritage art from four generations.

Narikunjar Pattern
Master Weavers of Salvi Family :
Mr. Chhotalal M. Salvi
Mrs. Niranjana C. Salvi
Mr. Vinayak K. Salvi
Mrs. Vinita V. Salvi
Mr. Nipul V. Salvi
Mr. Rahul V. Salvi
Mr. Rohit K. Salvi
Mr. Bharat K. Salvi
Mrs. Kalpana B. Salvi
Mr. Kantilal L. Salvi
Mrs Sharada K. Salvi

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    designs of Patola.

Salvi Family