This type of traditional gharcholu sari is worn by Hindu and Jain merchant communities of Gujarat at the time of marriage.It is presented to the bride by her mother-in-law. Gharcholu is woven in very fine silk or cotton and embellished with bandhani pattern the cloth is tied with thread at several places by pinching it up in a circular pattern either done in bandhani or jari.
Kutch and Saurashtra are the main centers for this type of work.The Khatris of Jamnagar are famous for the production of the bandhani saris. Jamnagar was a princely state and the rulers patronised various handicrafts.
The ground of this sari has grid patterns made in jari.Each square of the grid has circular patterns in bandhani with auspicious motifs such as peacock,elephant and geomatrical patterns and a peacock in brocade in the centre.
Textiles and Costumes of India
Cotton with Jari
Early 20th Century CE