Patola silk sarees are a particular style of silk saree that originated from Patan, Gujarat, India. These sarees are renowned for their elaborate patterns, vivid colors, and distinctive weaving methods. The double ikat method, which requires resist-dying the warp and weft threads before weaving to produce the pattern, is used to hand weave patola silk saris.
A Patola silk saree takes a long time and requires a high level of talent to create. There are a number of stages involved, such as dying the silk strands, setting up the loom, and weaving the saree. Depending on the complexity of the pattern, it might take anything from a few months to a few years to weave a single saree.