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Special features of the Rajkot Silk Saree
The Rajkot Silk Saree is a single ikat saree. Single Ikat fabrics are created by the resist tie-dye method, with thread inter weaving of warp (lengthwise lay of thread) with plain weft (breadth wise thread weaving), or resisted weft yarns interspersed with plain weft. Double ikat involves resisting on both warp and weft and then interlacing them to form fine intricate patterns like that done for the Patan Patola. The outcome of the ikat or tie-dye method as it is known, applied to the traditional silk fabric, has created colourful Patola saree sensations, with trendy prints, unique and attractive patterns, with eye-catching motifs as additional embellishments.