Gharchola Sarees

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What is Gharchola

Gharchola literally means home(ghar) chola(cloth). It is an auspicious cloth used to welcome  brides into the husband’s home in Gujarat.  This piece of cloth is typically gifted to the bride by the mother in law.

The characteristic feature  of gharchola are the checks made with golden threads  in  a red  cloth.

Jamnagar and Porbandar  in Gujarat  are  said to be the home of Gharchola sarees and dupattas.

This  is typically made in silk cotton fabric, Venkatgiri fabric or from Gajja silk. Pure silk fabric is not used very often.

All these fabrics have the required sheen in the fabric . As the gharchola fabric is mostly used for auspicious occasions, the  typical colours  are  red ,maroon and pink . Thick lines with gold threads are drawn to create a check pattern. Golden embroidery designs or bandhini designs are drawn inside the checks.

Gharchola sarees and dupattas are very expensive.

Available at

Delhi

Gurjari

Frontier Raas

Chennai

Man Mandir

Bangalore

Deepam

 

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