AHIṂSĀ PAITHANI- A DEEPER INSIGHT
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ix yards of hand-weaved happiness representing the Indian mannerism simply glamorizes a lady’s yardrobe! Here’s a detailed shot of each sari with a story from the land of Maharashtra. Travel across the journey of ‘The Ahimsa Paithani Collection’ right from the thread selection to weaving the six yard magic where Nirmooha by Prreeti Jaiin Nainutia delves deeper into the know-how of our Indian heritage yet through the eyes of the Paithani style of sari in Maharashtra.

The weavers of Paithani Saree & Fabrics are mainly in Paithan and Yeola in District of Maharashtra, India. Named after the town accountable for its inception, Paithani saris are said to be the expression of love and art through hand woven poems in gold, silk and cotton by the weavers. The identifying characteristics of this garment include the peacock or parrot designs on the pallu along with a pattern comprising of oblique squares on the border. Paithani is a hand-woven silk sari with a rich, ornamental zari (gold thread) pallu and border, which is characterized by borders of an oblique square design, and a pallu with a peacock design. Named after the Paithan town in Aurangabad, Maharashtra state where they are woven by hand. Made mainly and from very fine silk, it is considered as one of the richest saris in India.

Be it a wedding event or a ritual ceremony, this timeless beauty has ruled the traditional wardrobe since ages. On the other side, the pride of owning a graceful Paithani sari is sincerely expressed while they have passed down the woven love and care for Paithani to the daughters to pass on to their grand-daughter one day.

Like a diverse culture across the nation, these saris tend to incorporate a kaleidoscope of colors, making them incredibly visually striking, where plainer designs with single colors are also quite demanded by women throughout India. No doubt, a Paithani Saree is considered to be unique because of the way it is woven.Elegance, perfection, hard work and authenticity would never have been this beautiful without our Indian artisans.

Comments (6)

Loved the blog.
Gives a very good overview of the Paithani textiles of Maharashtra

The video beautifully executes the behind the scenes of art and culture of India 🙂

The Paithani Series is beautifully curated

very informative page

amazing video and good to know about ahimsa paithani

There’s so much to know about saris on Google but this version let me know a better and deeper side of the Paithani saris from artisan’s point of view.

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