from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Burmese guitar with three strings, two of silk and one of copper.


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  • In fact, there are only four families now in existence who still spin patola fabric, which was once worn by royalty.

  • Creating each patola sari is a painstakingly detailed six to eight month process and although we know that the fabric is spun using the complicated double ikat weaving technique, the details are a closely-guarded family secret, handed down from generation to generation by the artisans.

  • For those not quite in the know, patola saris are a 750-year-old tradition synonymous with Patan, a small town in northern Gujarat.


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