Paithani




Paithani silk saree 

 

While every silk saree catches the eye of a woman, only a few generate the irresistible urge to own them and the Maharashtra Paithani sarees undoubtedly top the list. Originating from the Paithan region of the Maratha land, these drapes are considered symbols of luxury and regality. With sophisticated zari work shimmering on the fine silk fabric, a pure Paithani silk saree adorns intricate work and motifs.

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A torch bearer of sartorial heritage 


The Paithani silk sarees are considered the oldest saree form to have been born in the Indian subcontinent. Legend says that these grand weaves date back to 2000 years ago and rose to prominence during the Satavahana reign in the 2nd century BCE. 


The folklore of Paithan 


Paithan, an ancient town situated on the banks of the Godavari River, has a historical significance in the Indian subcontinent. It was an important centre for trade and commerce, contributing to the development of art and craftsmanship.


Cultural significance 


Over the centuries, the Paithani silk saree became woven with cultural symbolism, featuring traditional motifs and designs that held cultural and religious significance. The sarees often depicted scenes from Hindu mythology and showcased the region's flora and fauna. During the Mughal period, the art of Paithani weaving further evolved, incorporating intricate zari work and Persian-inspired motifs. The Mughal influence added a new dimension to the design elements of Paithani sarees.


Preservation of traditional techniques 


The Paithani sarees are traditionally handwoven using the ancient tapestry technique, where multiple coloured silk threads are interwoven to create intricate patterns. Despite changes in fashion trends, the art of Paithani weaving has been passed down through generations, with weavers in Paithan and other weaving clusters preserving the traditional techniques and designs.


Mavuri’s Paithani saree collection 


The Paithani weaves hold a special place in the Mavuri’s saree collection, ranging across a mesmerising colour palette and intricate motifs. Adoring an elegant appeal, each drape is bound to make the wearer feel special with the traditional aesthetics and authenticity. Check out our online and offline collections of Paithani silk sarees available at various price ranges to discover the allure of the ages-old weave.