Patola is a centuries old double Ikat weave, with its origins in Patan, the northern region of Gujarat.
Involving a very intricate and complex process of tie-dyeing on the warp and weft before weaving, this highly esteemed weave is acknowledged by connoisseurs as a traditional and ancient art that needs to be preserved and promoted.
Patola weaving requires a lot of precise mental calculations, vivid imagination, patience, undivided attention, and dexterity of the hand.
1. It is recommended that you have to dry clean your sarees.
2. If you are washing at home, make sure to simply dip it in cold water a few times before hanging out to dry out.
3. Do not use detergent or soap in the first few washes and a clothes brush.
4. Do not leave the saree hanging on a hanger for too long as the crease could become permanent which can't be removed.
5. Try keeping them in a dark spot after wrapping them up in a muslin cloth before putting them into your cupboard.
6. Keeping them in a dark corner can help avoid discoloration of the saree.
7. Iron the saree with very much care on a low setting or get it steam ironed.
8. These expensive sarees dry cleaned professionally is a much better idea than trying to clean them at home.