Paithani Saris of Maharashtra

A Blend of silk with a gold weave is the beauty of Paithani saris. Women weave the saris on a wooden loom skillfully mixing colours of blues, magentas and purples interspersed with gold threads. Asavali (vine and flowers), Narli (coconut design) and petal design are the few traditional motifs. Due to the closeness of Paithan to the famous Ajanta caves, there are motifs of Buddha weaved standing or in the sitting posture and motifs of gold coin are also recorded in paithani weaves. In the earlier days zari work, mixing intricately designed gold with copper threads was done to provide strength but these days zari work is done in beautiful designs on the pallu and border and highlight the sari. The more intricate and heavy the zari work is";" more is the price of the sari. Sometimes to make the sari affordable, cotton and other blends of fabric are used as a substitute.

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