Gharchola is an auspicious wedding staple from Gujarat and Rajasthan since many years. As the name says, ‘Ghar’ means home and ‘Chola’ means clothing, this apparel is mostly worn by newly wedded bride as a warm welcome blessing by everyone to her new home (husband’s home). It originated from the Khambat region of Gujarat and is said to be a sub-set of Bandhani; popular in mostly bright colors of red, green, pink, yellow etc and worn as a chunari over head and shoulders by the new bride.
As shown on this page, gharchola is crafted in checkered patterns that are filled with small zari woven elephants, peacocks and floral motifs. The attractive floral woven border and a double shade pallu mark the advent of contemporary gharcholas. Its making is an intricate and time consuming process that can take upto 7-12 days to finish a single masterpiece.
Those visible on this page are crafted in lighted hues with plain zari for those who wish to opt for traditional as well as elegant richness at the same time; mostly made in venkatgiri cotton and in a blend of cotton and silk. These saris are a must buy to have a unique wardrobe of different styles and tastes.