Paithani Sarees

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Paithani Sarees

 Paithani Saris

The Paithani sarees are woven in  the Paithan region in Maharashtra. They are gorgeous silk sarees in bright colours. The Paithani sarees are characterised by  the following :

  • bright  colours in the body and contrasting colours in the pallu ( some of the colours are orange, blue, pink, green and magenta)
  • gold bhuttis or dots on the body of the saree
  • Geometrical designs  made with zari on the border
  •  Intricate motifs  with zari and coloured threads of peacocks, lotus or mangoes on the pallu

Vegetable dyes are used to colour the sarees.Very high quality  of silk is used in the warp & the weft when weaving the saree .

The  Paithani sarees were worn by queens and princesses . Even today, it is included in the wedding trousseau  of brides.

The mulberry silk for weaving the Paithani sari is sourced from Bangalore and Mysore. The zari threads are sourced from Surat in Gujarat. The Government of Maharashtra  has promoted the Paithani weaving technique by skilling weavers .

Paithani sarees are available in well known silk shops India

Available at :

Delhi- Nalli,

Maharashtra emporium,

Gujarat Emporium

Chennai-    Tulsi Silks, Nalli

Bangalore-  Angadi Silks




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