History and ecosystem of the Patan weavers
There are a few Salvi families in Patan. Each one claims to be making the original Patan Patola. The family of Rahul and Sawant Salvi have built a wonderful museum in Patan that showcases the different styles of the Patola.
In our Youtube channel here and below, Sawant Salvi gives an introduction to the Patola weave.
Sawant Salvi explains the history of the Patola weave.
The meaning of the motifs in the Patola
Here Sawant Salvi describes the meanings of the motifs in the Patan Patola
Here, textile expert, Archana Shah gives the context and the competition between the weavers of Patan Patola and Rajkot Patola.