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ASHAWALI BROCADE SILK SAREE

 28,665.00

Made by – Paresh Bhai

This product is hand woven and may have slight irregularities that are a natural outcome of the human involvement in the process.

SHIPPING INFO: Dispatched in a minimum of 5 business days to a maximum of 20 business days. Exchange accepted within 10 days of delivery. Cancellation requests will be accepted strictly within 24 hours of placing the order only.
MEASUREMENTS: Length- 5.5mtr Width- 44 inc
COLOR: Pink
MATERIAL(S): Pure silk
CARE: Dry Clean Only

Description

ASHAVALI BROCADE SILK SAREE:

Ashavali brocade silk sarees are known for Gujarat’s rich textiles that weaves its stories around birds singing, animals dancing and flowers blooming. In the early fifteenth century when Ahmed Shah took over the region now called Ahmedabad, it was called Ashavali, named after the Bhil tribal king who ruled that region. There were around 200 weavers in Ashaval. However, over the centuries, industrialization, lack of demand for such fabrics because of changes in lifestyle, availability of less expensive fabric and migration of weavers to the other states of India, led to its decline up to the level of extinction. But Somabhai Patel, one of the master weavers, did not let this textile go into oblivion. He continued weaving in his home at Ridrol village and gradually, with the support of his son, Vishnubhai Patel, the cluster was developed from one loom to 100 looms.
The saree looks characteristically like a Benarasi Brocade, and is even called an Ahmedabadi Brocade at times. The difference lies in the way the butis of the Ashavali look embossed, giving it a three-dimensional effect. Ashavali sarees are distinguished by the enamelled look of the border—which are sometimes woven onto Patola sarees—and the interwoven designs. The pallu is also very important. Radhika Lalbhai displays designs like the badshah pallu (common to Balucheri sarees) and chand-tara, and motifs like the parrot and peacock, some of which are found in other arts of Gujarat like mocha embroidery, beadwork and jaliwork.

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