As the integral centrepiece of Maharashtrian customs for over centuries, the kaleidoscopic Paithani drape carries great cultural significance in every thread and tassel. Legend has it that the popular Paithani motif, Parinda or pheasant bird is the contribution of Begum Niloufer of the Nizam dynasty. Over the years Yeola, a village in the Nashik district, become an additional hub and a commercial centre for Paithani weaving. Flowing with finesse and characterised by luxury, the signature of this handloom weave is the liberal use of gold and vibrant hues in its flora and fauna inspired motifs. It is no wonder that it is the favoured wedding trousseau for Maharashtrian brides.
Care of Paithani saree:
Store the Paithani saree in Muslin cloth. Do not use naphthalene balls or chemicals. Do not spill any liquids. Never use plastic or regular cardboard boxes to store. Provide good air circulation in storage. Change folds after every use. Protect from damp weather specially monsoon.
Material: Blended silk (Soft, lightweight, easy to drape, beautiful fall)