Akola is a Village in Bhopalsagar Tehsil in Chittorgarh
District of Rajasthan State, India. It belongs to Udaipur
Division. It is located about 52 kms towards west from
District head quarters Chittorgarh. 13 kms from Bhopalsagar
and 339 kms from State capital Jaipur
Akola is surrounded by Kapasan Tehsil towards North , Mavli
Tehsil towards west , Bhinder Tehsil towards South , Railmagra
Tehsil towards North. Rajsamand, Nathdwara, Nimbahera and
Udaipur are the nearby Cities to Akola.
Akola is a craft cluster in the Udaipur district of Rajasthan.
The Akola region is famous for hand block printing. The dabu
or mud resist printing of this region is of two specific types
namely nangna and phetia. These are exclusive to this area.
The former is worn primarily by the women of the Jat and
Chaudhury castes especially after childbirth or during
marriages while the latter were worn by the Gujjar women. The
resist is made by a local gum/ bedja and oil and the
previously used resist by boiling for several hours. The
napthol/alizarinedyed cloth is stamped with the metal blocks.
The ash dust is rubbed on the surface to avoid hot resist to
stick when folded. Three types of mud resist are used; chuna/lime
or kirana is the weakest resist which is used for fine
outlines.Mitti/mud is used when the cloth needs to be absorbed
in indigo a few times and rait/sand, the strongest of resist
is used for most absorbent colours like pomegranate and
ferrous dyes. A range of products like odhani-veil cloth,
ghaghra/fabric, yardage and dupatta-stole.
The nearby tourist destination to Akola is Nathdwara. Other
close by tourism destinations include Chittorgarh, Rajsamand