Marathi Maharashtra Govt. Emporium review: Paithani is a variety of saree named after the Paithan region in Maharashtra State, where it is woven . Made from very fine silk, it is considered as one of the richest saris in Maharashtra. Paithani is characterized by borders of an oblique square design and a pallu with a peacock design. The kaleidoscopic effect is achieved by using one color for weaving lengthwise and another for weaving widthwise. They are very colourful and quite expensive as well. In contrast, there is another distinct style in the simple Pune sarees. These sarees have a plain surface and the borders or pallus have intricate ethnic designs such as a temple. The borders and pallus of the sarees are given a contrasted look with small zari designs. The Marathi Maharashtra Govt. Emporium has a beautiful collection of both these types of sarees.