Nita Ambani, philanthropist and the wife of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, is known for her impeccable taste in fashion, especially her ethnic choices. Her latest saree from her US visit was a case in point. At the State lunch co-hosted by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris in honour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the philanthropist made a striking appearance in a myriad of colours with a Patola saree. The traditional woven Gujarati saree was made from the finest silk. The pink Patola saree was a double ikat weave, which means that the pattern was woven into the fabric before it was dyed and that the patterns are symmetrical on both sides of the saree. The saree was also decorated with hand-embroidered motifs inspired by traditional rangoli patterns of geometric designs, flowers and animals on the border.
The Patola weave is a centuries-old technique that is unique to Gujarat, and it is considered to be one of the most intricate and valuable weaves in the world for its meticulous craftsmanship and intricate detailing. In addition to its beauty, the pink Patola saree was also a symbol of Nita Ambani's commitment to promoting Indian artisans. The sareewas made by a team of skilled weavers in Patan, Gujarat, and it took them six months to complete it.
The Ambanis brought the Patola magic at the US visit and it wasn't just with Nita Ambani's saree. At the US State dinner hosted by President Joe Biden in honour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, Mukesh Ambani was seen in a black bandhgala with a Patola pocket square adding India's vibrant craft to his outfit. His Patola pocket square was a subtle yet elegant way to show his pride in his Indian heritage with this statement piece.
Nita Ambani's pink Patola saree was a stunning example of India's heritage and craftsmanship and a fitting tribute to represent India on the world stage.Comments