5. STUDY OF PLANTS USES IN PATOLA MAKING by N.B. PATEL AND N.K. PATEL
Dewelling on the fast colour of the Patola, a Gujarat poet wrote; "Padi patole bhat faatey pan phite nahin" meaning the design laid down in the patola may be torn, but it shall never fade.
In Patola only natural dyes are used like catechu, cochineal, indigo, turmeric, Natural Lakh, Harde, madder roots, manjistha, ratnajyot, katha, kesudo, pomegranate skin, henna, marigold flower, etc to display vibrant colours in the silk sari or fabric.
KEY WORDS: Patola, Plants, Double Ikat, Patan.