Jewel of Western India, Gujarat is known for its colorful handlooms and handicraftsthat are a part and parcel of its cultural heritage. Demonstrating symbiotic relationship between humans and Nature, both handlooms and handicrafts of Gujarat offer meaningful lessons in sustainable art for future generations. The ingenious use of natural and locally available materials combined with unique aesthetics and impeccable artistry bring out the best of artifacts and handloom weavesof the country from this culture rich state. A beautiful amalgamation of stitches, colors, patterns and embroidery, every handloom saree is made to perfection by the renowned artisans of Gujarat.There's something special about the handloom sarees of Gujarat; they are expressive, unique and beautiful. No wonder they have flourished far and wide up to the western quarters.
Handlooms and Handicrafts are an integral part of the lives of Gujarati people.While the embroidery types like Patola, Rabari, Mutwa and Soof are the pride of Gujarat, classy thread work like zari and kathi work of Kutch are its very identity. One can see the glimpses of vibrant Gujarat in its traditional tie and dye Bandhani sarees. An art that involves highly skilled deft fingers, the meticulous pinching of the cloth and tying takes years of practice.The use of bandhani blocks, mirror work and thread work, is common in bandhani sarees. Another incredible sareeof Gujarat called Patola silk saree is a double ikat woven sareethat can be worn on both sides as the weft and the warp are dyed before they are woven into a saree. Thus, from colorful tie and dye to sophisticated and intricate double ikat, there is no dearth of opulent handloom sarees in Gujarat.