Ethnic Textiles & Sarees

Paithani Sarees (Marathi: पैठणी) of Aurangabad in Maharashtra India

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Sarees are an integral part of Indian culture. These are not only popular in the Indian states, in fact numerous women around the globe are fascinated with the beauty of Indian Sarees, and as a result, keep adding more pieces of Sarees to their wardrobes.

Indian culture has actually given birth to various exotic weaving traditions. Paithani of Maharashtra is one of those weaving techniques. The traditional craft of Paithani dates back to 200 BC, and till date these Sarees are widely worn by Maharashtrian women during weddings, religious and social functions. Besides, these Sarees are also viewed as the precious possession of a family, as the Maharashtrian mothers-in-law pass these on to their daughters-in-law.

Made from extremely fine silk, Paithani Sarees are considered one of the richest & luxurious Sarees in India.

Paithani is characterised by borders of an oblique square design, and a Pallu with a peacock design. Plain as well as spotted designs are available. Among other varieties, single coloured as well as kaleidoscopic coloured designs too are equally popular.

In the revival of Paithani weaving, the production was oriented towards export requirements, while Sareess were produced only for wealthy sophisticated buyers. Paithani evolved from a cotton base to a silk base. Present day Paithani has no trace of cotton. There was a time when silk was imported from China. These days Paithan buys silk from Bangalore.

Due to proximity to the Ajanta Caves, the influence of Buddhist paintings can be easily seen in woven Paithani motifs.    How to identify a real Paithani Saree?? The main element of the Paithani Saree is the completely hand-woven Pallu and border. Woven between the warp and weft threads, these Sarees almost create a mirror image of the face design at the opposite side of the Saree. This is the difference between handmade and machine-made Paithani Sarees, where the mesh of threads are visible in the reverse side of the Sarees.

Paithani Saree of Maharashtra

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By Mala Chandrashekhar

Though academically trained in modern Western Sciences, Blogger Mala Chandrashekhar is a crazy maniac of India's ageless, timeless ethnic arts, crafts & textiles. The rich & glorious cultural & spiritual heritage of India is a subject extremely dear to her heart, and the whole of this Blog has been dedicated to spreading the immortal glories of ancient India worldwide, to every nook & corner of the globe, through these simple Blog-posts. Any constructive criticisms & suggestions in this regard for improvement of the Blog 'MOST WELCOME'. Also, High-Quality Guest Blog-posts 'MOST WELCOME". LinkedIn Profile :