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Pankaj Dungarbhai Makwana


Pankaj Dungarbhai Makwana

Pankaj is a Patola artisan living in Surendarnagar in Gujarat and has been practicing the family craft ever since he was young. Patola saris have their origin in Patan and are a form of the ikat weave. It is believed that nearly seven hundred silk weavers of the Salvi caste of Karnataka and Maharashtra moved to Gujarat in the 12th century to acquire the patronage of the Solanki Rajputs, the ruling class of Gujarat and parts of Rajasthan then. Patola silks grew popular as a symbol of social status among Gujarati...

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