About Paithani Saree:
Paithani is a variety of saree, named after the Paithan town in Aurangabad from the state of Maharashtra where this saree was first made by hand. Present-day Yeola town in Nashik, Maharashtra is the largest manufacturer of Paithani. These sarees are 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. Paithani is a saree made from silk and zari.
This “Queen of Silks” sarees is called so because only royals and aristocrats once wore it as it signifies the true spirit of Maharashtrian culture. Paithani Sarees are considered royalty. It holds a special place in the trousseau of a Maharashtrian bride.
Paithani Saree is a much-treasured heirloom of any Maharashtrian lady passed down from mother to daughter. The lustrous weave makes for a joyful intermingling of hues that creates the delicate illusion of shifting colors. Paithani saree weave is like gara embroidery; it leaves no threads hanging. Some unique ways to style this saree include swapping the conventional blouse in favor of white shirts and jackets, well-cut tank tops, or a T-shirt for the pre-wedding ceremonies. If you wish to channel the royal grace of the fore, look to Maharani Chimnabai of Baroda’s signature Nauvari drape, usually paired with a long jacket blouse. Brides can also choose to drape the saree like a gown, reminiscent of the style attributed to Suniti Devi, Maharani of Cooch Bihar.
Maintenance of saree:
Spread the fabric in a dry place after every use and let it breathe for a day. Avoid direct sunlight for prolonged periods. Don’t keep it in a closeted dark space for a long time.
Fabric: Blended Silk
Blouse Piece: 0.8 meter
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