Patola Sarees from Gujarat
Patola is the common name given to the sarees woven in Patan/ Surendra Nagar / Rajkot and nearby craft villages in Gujarat. Technically it is a type of ikat. These sarees are vertically resist dyed or weft dyed or both warp and weft dyed and are also known as single Ikat sarees. They are woven in silk, cotton and silk-cotton.
It can take anything from six months to one year to make one sari due to the long process of dying each strand separately before weaving them together.