Ashawali Brocade, woven in silk and hailing from the heart of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, carries with it a name that echoes through the corridors of time, tracing its origins back thousands of years. The very essence of its name, Ashawali, finds its roots in the history of a bygone era, under the reign of King Ashapalli.

Ashawali Brocade

Patola is possibly derived from the Sanskrit word “Pattakula-, meaning a silk fabric. It is a legendary heritage of Indian textiles from North Gujarat. A single ikat silk fabric in which, the weft threads are dyed into a complicated pattern, belongs to one of the most complex textile-weaving techniques in the world and highly priced fabric.

Patola, Single Ikat

The complexity of creating the Patola fabric contributes to its exquisite nature. Woven in a double ‘Ikat’ weave, with the yarn threads pre-dyed for the desired pattern, one Patola fabric takes about a year to complete. This does not stop the patterns from being intricately elaborate. Patola is exclusively produced from Patan in Gujarat.

Patola, Double Ikat

Mashroo is a woven textile craft form with a purpose stemming from religion. Mashroo fabric has a silk facade and a cotton layer on one side keeps the silk from touching the skin. The satin weave gives it more sheen and bold stripes run across this fabric in various contrasting hues.


Bandhani is one of the famous textile patterns in India. Bandhani of Gujarat is very famous in India. It’s a traditional textile of Gujarat. Made in Surendranagar and Kutch Bhuj district has largest production of Bandhani in Gujarat. The process of making one Bhandhani is lengthy.