Textile Tour of Gujarat

Textile Tour of Gujarat

Calico Museum Of Textile (Prior Permission From Museum Authority):

The Calico Museum Of Textiles At Ahmedabad, India, Is The Premier Textile Museum Of The Country. Its Outstanding Collection Of Indian Fabrics Exemplifies Handicraft Textiles Spanning Five Centuries And Attracts Large Numbers Of Visitors From The General Public, As Well As Increasing Numbers Of Indian And International Research Scholars. The Museum Is Housed In Two Buildings, One Displaying Textiles Of Religious Significance And The Other Traditional Court Fabrics, Tents, Carpets And Costumes.  The Museum Endeavors To Present Its Collection In Themes Connected With The Two Great Indian Religions: Vaishnavism And Jainism, And Simulates A Suitable Religious Atmosphere. The First Exhibit Is A Replica Of A Small Recoiytructedpustimarga Shrine With An Idol Of Srinath Ji Placed On An Altar, Covered With A Painted Textile. The Shrine Leads To Galleries Where Pichhwais And Textiles Belonging To The Vallabha Sect Are Displayed. The 90 Pichhwais Are Divided Into Groups Relating To Festivals, Seasons And A Variety Of Devotional Themes.  The Jain Gallery Includes Shrines, Derasaras Of The Svetambara And Digambara Sects As Well As A Small Home Shrine, Important Manuscripts Tike The Kalpasuira And Kalakakatha And Jain Patas: The Yantras And Tirthachitras. The Main Attraction, However, Is A Painted, Domed, Wooden Ceiling Of A Derasara.

Patan – Patola:

Patan Is Famous For Patola Weaving. Salvi Community Of People Is Working With Patola. The Queen Of Textiles Is The Patola Woven By Only Few Families Of Patan. The Technique Used To Weave The Patola Is The Rare Double Ikkat Style Which Involves Dyeing Both The Wrap Threads In The Pattern Of The Final Fabrics Before Setting Them On The Loom. Patan Is Also One Of The Centers For Mushroo, Fabrics Woven As A Combination Of Silk & Cotton With The Latter Forming The Backing. While In Preparing Patola Colouring And Design Pattern Are Evolved On Each Thread. Different Colour And Pattern Are Matched Exactly On Horizontal And Vertical Threads In Weaving. The Patola Was Traditionally Woven In A Sari Length Of 5 To 9 Yards By 45″ To 54″ Width. The Range Now Extends To Include Tablecloth Borders Scarves, Handkerchiefs.

Patan Patola Weaving:

Timings 09:30 Am To 06:00 Pm

Closed On Special Festival

Textile Tour of Gujarat