Blue pink elephant and parrot laher pattern double ikat patan patola saree.in this saree elephant and parrot sine of nature. signifying purity and victory, parrot are know to bring in good luck and eternal bills. patan patola saree in the two way pallu has formal motifs in vibrant colours. to work out double ikat means tying and dyeing weft and warp yarns separately and in such a way that when the weaver sets the warp yarns on loom and weaves in the weft yarns, solid colour motifs appear on the woven textile.
Red patan patola double ikat elephant in chhabdi Bhatt saree. white elephant against blue base within chhabdi design which in a red. the chhabdi design with elephant riding was a old traditional pattern. its origin could be traced to a fertility ritual in which a basket of elephant was placed on the elephant head. from that ritual evolved the creation of woven textile ,saree chichwas placed over the elephant head instead.
Blue navratan pattern double ikat patan patola saree. the word 'navratna'. or nine gem pendant our solar system, known as 'navgraha'. according to swamini saradapriyananda, these nine are said to have the greatest influence on the physical and psychic conditions of living beings. the nine grahas represent the sun, moon, mars, mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and rahu, keta which are ascending and descending nondes of the moon. on specially occasions, 'navgraha shanti' or ritual ceremony is performed. the sun is always represented in centre. the 8 graphs or planets surrounding the sun represent the eight fold nature of man, which manifets itself as life, while the sun represents the higher nature, 'the soul''.
Blue pink narikunjar pattern double ikat patan patola saree. this is a most traditional design. narikunjar desgin ( nari means dancing girl ,doll, kunjar means elephant , parrot and flower, blossom. this term referred to patola with all the four motifs used in the main field in narikunjar design. Blue pink narikunjar pattern double ikat patan patola saree with flower border in pallu. patan patola saree has two end panels as the yarn are double up and tie and dyed for a symmetrical pattern , this saree is without blouse piece. 'chelaji re mare hatu patan thi patola mohnga lavjo' is a popular folk song that is generally played in a gujarati wedding where bride is describing the perfect patola she desires. 'chelaji re mare hatu patan thi patola mohnga lavjo' ( She says him " brings expensive patola for her from patan ) ' ema ruda moraliya chitravjo' ( Draw a peacock in a saree )
Blue and green laher pattern double ikat patan patola saree. this saree design in two different colour in laher pattern. the double ikat technique is thus an extremely intricate and complex weaving technique. it requires immense knowledge, skill and experience as it involves twenty five processes from creating a free hand drawing of the pattern to transferring that on graph paper for accuracy of motif, sorting the silk yarns, de-gumming them resist - dyeing the weft and warp yarns and then weaving the weft yarns.