Attractive Designs of Gharchola Sarees


When it comes to wearing a women’s outfit in India, saree is treated as one of the topmost clothing. Gharchola saree is one of the most worn sarees because of its extensive style and beautiful patterns. Originated in Gujarat, Gharchola saree has every essential aspect to attract wearers. Commonly worn in the wedding occasion, the saree is mainly popular in the North India. Women love to adorn this saree on special events and show their beauty.

Kutch has maintained its traditional patterns, colors and designs for Gharchola saree, but other areas of Gujarat like Jamnagar use modern ways to design fancy sarees. Tying and weaving of the saree is done at Khambhat while block printing and dyeing is done at Jamnagar. Due to better quality of water in this region, the block printing and dyeing work easily takes place. The production of Gharchola saree is done in other area of Surendranagar district such as Kataria and Joravarnagar.

How to Maintain Gharchola Sarees

It is not so easy to maintain Gharchola saree at home. You have to give it to dry clean on a regular basis to maintain its durability. Made of pure silk, Gharchola saree has intricate designs with beautiful shapes.

Types of Gharchola Sarees: 

Gharchola saree is usually found in two types as per the zari used in squares and checks of the clothing. The saree is completely covered with beautiful designs. The main type of Gharchola saree is available in the combination of green and red or white and red colors. Gharchola saree having twelve squares is called as “Bar Bagh”, while Gharchola saree with fifty two squares is called as “Bavan Bagh”. Gharchola saree containing 2 colors is called as “Phulwari” or having animal or garden motifs is called as “Shikari”. “Raas Leela” is another famous type of Gharchola saree.

Designing of Gharchola Saree:

Gharchola saree is made of silk or cotton fabric having checks made of zari and silk threads. Such beautiful checks have golden motifs depicting flowers, peacocks and humans. Excessive use of thread and zari improves the beauty of the clothing. Kutch is the center of tying and dying of this saree.

Representation of Gharchola Sarees 

Gharchola saree represents the component of Jain and Hindu wedding. It is mainly worn in Gujarati wedding ceremony. The mother-in-law gifts it to the bride in the kind gesture.