Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

For this week’s challenge (although a bit late), I have chosen a ‘sari’.  An Indian woman can never have enough of them. Here I show the famous ‘Patola Saree’ from Patan, a town in Gujarat. Patola is the name of silk sarees unique to Patan.

The history says that, king Kumarpal (12th century) brought 700 Patola weaver families from Maharashtra to Patan. Today, only the Salvi family continues the craft. A sari takes about 6 months or more to be woven into the masterpieces that they are.

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see more about Patola here and here.

P.S. This picture was taken by my daughter during her school trip to Patan.

4 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

    • yes, it’s something unique. There are other weaves also from different parts of my country ,each unique to the region where they are crafted and all are equally beautiful. I think I should do a post on them soon.🙂

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