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THE ORIGIN OF GHARCHOLA

THE ORIGIN OF GHARCHOLA

Originating from the Khambat (Cambay) region of Gujarat, Gharcholas have been used for years in Gujarati weddings. Khambat was a very popular port and centre of trade in India, till about 16th century. Merchants from all over the world visited this important trading centre that was also famous for silk manufacturing. The weaving of Gharcholas is traced back to this port city.A sub-set of Bandhani (Indian tie and dye art), Gharchola was earlier made by traditional weavers and Bandhani workers. The dying process of Gharchola is historically associated with Jamnagar, as it’s believed that the water quality of Jamnagar is excellent for producing the rich red colours of Gharcholas.

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