If there is ever an art of spinning, weaving, dyeing and finally draping in 100% pure silk that has an envious history and track record - it is none other than Patan Patola. The small town of Patan that is situated 127 Kms North of Ahmedabad inherits the rich cultural heritage of Gujarat and is world renowned due to its Patolas saree that is a sacred silk cloth tie and dyed in double ikat which took to different forms over time. Since its creation and advent more than 700 years back, Patan Patolas today take form in the shape of handmade saris draped by women on important religious occasions and wedding ceremonies. The most important process involved is making of Patola silk sarees is that of tie and dye using natural dyes like catechu, cochineal, indigo, turmeric, Natural Lakh, Harde, madder roots, manjistha, ratnajyot, katha, kesudo, pomegranate skin, henna, marigold flower, etc to display vibrant colours in the silk sari or fabric. Alum, copper sulphate, ferrous sulphate, tin chloride, potassium dichromate and other mordents are also used in the tedious dyeing process. A unique feature that distinguishes hand dyed Patola sarees from other textiles is that the saree even after heavy wear and tear will never fade in colour or design! This is because of the use of resist dyeing process of tie and dye on both the warp and weft silk fibres as a result, even if the entire process is backbreaking, Patola sarees are ultimately extremely pleasing on the eyes and makes a prized possession for the owner.
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At Shatika, we have a wide range of Patola silk sarees and Patola cotton sarees online. Double Ikat pure silk or Double Ikat pure cotton, Patola sarees come in a variety of patterns and colours.
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At Shatika, we bring you some of the finest weaves from all parts of the country. With a wide variety in designs and textures, some of the sarees we deal in are Chanderi Sarees, Pure Kosa Silk Sarees, Tussar Silk Sarees, Khadi Silk Sarees, Dharmavaram Silk Sarees, Gadwal Sarees, Narayanpet Sarees, Paithani Sarees, Bomkai Silk Sarees, Patola Sarees, Ikat Pure Silk Sarees, Cotton Sarees, Sambalpuri Sarees, Venkatgiri Sarees, Banarasi Sarees, Soft Silk Sarees and Mysore Chiffon Sarees to name a few.
Orders placed for Patola sarees online are dispatched within 24 working hours and the same reaches you within 3-4 working days whichever part of the world you are in! The online options like free delivery*, online chat, gifting a friend and expert advice make your online shopping experience with us a pleasurable one.
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Shatika: Unveil the Beauty of Indian Heritage through Indian Handloom Sarees
Since the dawn of civilization, handlooms have been associated with excellence in India’s artistry in textiles and fabrics, and sari which is considered to be the most ancient piece of clothing has been inspiring generations of artists and craftsmen to weave their dreams and visions into creating exquisite handloom sarees. However with passage of time, just like the clacking sounds of the looms, the dreams and visions of these weaves too are fading away.In an attempt to bring handloom sarees back in vogue, Shatika has begun a revolution; a six yard sari revolution is a humble attempt at bringing back the lost love for handloom sarees. Dedicated to creating a unique interpretation of the age old craft, we travel to all colourful corners of the country visiting weavers,guiding them on the latest trends so they weave out the age old tradition with a modern touch and bring them online so you can savor the delights of hand picking them from the comfort of your homes.