PAITHANI SAREES

HISTORY & ORIGIN

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Pure Paithani Silk Sarees are made from very fine silk and is considered as one of the richest silk Sarees in India. It is woven by hand at a place called yeola, in Paithan town of Maharashtra. Hence, sometimes it is called as Yeola Paithani Saree. This hand woven silk Saree has rich ornamental Zari (gold thread) Pallu and border. Saree is characterized by borders of an oblique square design, and a Pallu with a peacock design. The Paithani Saree is known all over the world for its uniqueness.

MATERIAL

Paithani Silk Saree is the foremost and finest traditional saree made from Pure Paithani Silk and precious metal thread (Gold & Silver) – known as zari.

SPECIALTY

Traditionally, Pure Paithani Sarees are part of the trousseau of Maharashtrian brides. Exclusivity of the Saree makes it a truly wedding Paithani Saree. Quality & beauty created by the Craftsman is un-parallel. The Paithani Saree is weaved on primitive tapestry looms, which is operated manually. It is thus completely hand woven textile and takes anywhere between 1 month to 2 years to finish depending upon design and intricate features of the Saree. Generally each Paithani Saree is designed individually and bears unique features and combinations. While, lower range Paithanies has common and repetitive features, Sarees of higher range are made with individual and unique designs. Traditionally Paithani saree was worn on special occasions like weddings, festivals, celebration by royalties and riches.

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FASHION & MARKET TREND

The Paithani Saree is known for its uniqueness across the world. In Maharashtra & Gujrat, Paithani Saree is worn by the bride on their special day. The Paithani Saree borders and pallus are heavily adorned with the motifs and the sari is given the name after the design on it. Tota-maina (parrot), bangdi-mor (peacock with round design), asavali (flower and vine), narli (coconut), are few of the names given to the Sarees. Paithani sarees are available in different colors as Black Paithani Sarees, Yellow Paithani sarees, White Paithani Sarees.

MAINTENANCE

Dry clean only and to be stored in a thin muslin cloth.