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Maheshwari Sarees of Madhya Pradesh

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Renowned Craft of Madhya Pradesh – Maheshwari Weaves

Royalty has always had a big hand in the encouragement and propagation of most styles of traditional fabric weaving. This has since extended to bring about some of the finest saree varieties that India has displayed to the world.

Maheshwari Silk Saree, 6.3 m (with blouse piece), | ID: 18524154048

Names that immediately come to mind are Mysore, Kanjeevaram, Banarasi, Chanderi and the Patan Patola. There are very many more that have in their unique style and exceptional weave become part of a great Indian heritage.

One such unique traditional variety is the Maheswari Silk Saree.

Rust Maheshwari Silk Saree

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The Maheshwari Saris are exclusive in their unique designs on silk and cotton fabrics, the fine use of zari and brilliant use of stripes, checks and exquisite floral borders in a manner typical of a Maheshwari product.

Distinctive features of the Maheshwari Saree are its light weight, shiny lustre, and a fine display of colours, with brilliant motifs, an attractive Pallu and a border to match.

Maheshwari Silk Saree (adi28823)

The Pallu is particularly noted for the colourful stripes in varied colours such as green, pink, magenta, mauve, violet etc. which lend the fabric a mesmerising look. The border is also adorned by trendy designs and themes such as the Maheshwar fort, floral art, geometrical shapes and similar subjects.

Black Body Maheswari Silk Saree with Ganga Jamuna Border

Believed to be the innovation of Queen Ahilyabai during the rule of the Holkars, this fine fabric is an exceptional offering that has its traditional roots in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh.

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The Maheshwari sarees from Unnati make use of both organic dyes and modern fabric dyes that includes readymade dyes which just need to be mixed and used directly for silk sarees whereas napthol dye, wet dye and procion dye are used for cotton fabrics.

Either way, dyeing of threads is done prior to the weaving.

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Spread India's Glorious Cultural & Spiritual Heritage

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