The Patola from Patan, a small town in Gujarat, is one of the most complex textiles in India. @gaurangshah/Facebook
Patola textiles are made using double-ikat technique, which is sectioning and resist dying the yarn before the weave. Video credit: Getty
This age-old royal textile is painstakingly created with dyes on a single yarn, taking a few months to produce a saree. Image credit: Getty
A key feature of a Patola is the uniformity on both sides of the textile, making it hard to distinguish the front and back.
The Patola sarees were once only worn by the royal family to distinctively stand out among other aristocrats.
Due to its royal lineage and the meticulous craftsmanship, the Patola sarees come with an equally royal price tag! @ayushkejriwal/Facebook
Patola sarees are often passed down as heirloom pieces and are quite a sight to behold because of their intricacy. @gaurahshah/Facebook
Common motifs on Patola sarees are elephants, flowers and peacocks – all symbols of a prosperous marriage. @gaurangshah/Facebook