Ashavali sarees are from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. They have rich brocaded patterns woven in a twill weave. In a rich background of zari many coloured yarns are introduced to create wonderful enamel-inlay-like (Minakari) patterns of birds, flowers, animals and figures. This elaborate and time consuming technique was in later times reserved for only border and pallu. Though not so commonly woven these days, the tradition continues in a small way in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar in Gujarat by a few dedicated weavers. And many display the original sumptuousness of the noble Ashavali of early days.