A collection, colourful and vibrant, with the center of attention being the Patola weave. Patola – the name when referred just by itself usually means the double ikat woven sari, made from pure silk in Patan, Gujarat, India.
These sarees are so expensive that they were once worn only by the royal families and aristocrats. The technique is known to very few weavers and takes about 6 months to a year for each of these sarees to be put together. Ranki consists of hand-picked sarees from Patola – in various styles, ranging from vegetable dye, nari kunj, 9 figured etc. It also consists of some pochampally ikkat sarees, single ikkat or Rajkot ikkat sarees and lastly, Twill sarees. Silk Ikat twill sarees have designs inspired by Cambodian Ikat, which is a silk weft woven on a multi-shaft loom with an uneven twill weave. These designs are seen on both the body and the pallu and look very similar to a patan patola saree but are woven in Telangana itself. These sarees have a beautiful drape and are more cost effective compared to a patan patola.
Our collection sees many twill sarees – patches and cuts, combined with stunning embroidery and silhouettes to give a modern, eclectic twist to the original art form. There are silhouettes such as long dresses with jackets, short smart kurtas, lehengas and even indo-western jacket pant sets apart from the variety of sarees present in our store.