Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
FILTERS         Reset all
FILTER BY PRICE
COLORS
Reset all
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Poppy-Red Paithani Sari with Hand-Woven Peacocks on Pallu
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Khan
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDK34
$455.00$364.00
You save: $91.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Raspberry-Sorbet Paithani Sari with Hand-Woven Peacocks on Pallu
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Khan
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDJ74
$455.00$364.00
You save: $91.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Dahlia-Purple Paithani Sari with Brocaded Border and Hand-Woven Peacocks on Pallu
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Khan
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDJ40
$475.00$380.00
You save: $95.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Verdant-Green Paithani Sari with Zari-woven Border and Hand-woven Peacocks on Pallu
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Khan
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDI56
$445.00$356.00
You save: $89.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Viridian-Green Paithani Sari with Hand-woven Peacocks on Pallu
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Khan
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH68
$475.00$380.00
You save: $95.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Quiet-Green Paithani Sari with Zari-Woven Border and and Brocade Aanchal
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Khan
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH47
$475.00$380.00
You save: $95.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Deep-Blue Paithani Sari with Hand-Woven Peacocks
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Khan
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH27
$475.00$380.00
You save: $95.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Imperial-Purple and Golden Paithani Sari with Hand-Woven Peacocks on Aanchal
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Khan
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG60
$395.00$316.00
You save: $79.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bronze-Mist and Red Paithani Sari with Zari Bootis and Hand-Woven Peacocks on Aanchal
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Khan
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG40
$395.00$316.00
You save: $79.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Purple-Orchid Paithani Sari with Hand-Woven Peacocks on Aanchal
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG01
$405.00$324.00
You save: $81.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
French-Blue Paithani Sari with Zari Bootis and Hand-Woven Peacocks on Aanchal
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG18
$375.00$300.00
You save: $75.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Poppy-Red Paithani Sari with Hand-Woven Peacocks on Aanchal and Brocade Border
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Khan
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDF79
$395.00$316.00
You save: $79.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bronze-Mist and Orange Paithani Sari with Woven Bootis and Peacocks on Aanchal
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDF39
$525.00$420.00
You save: $105.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mineral-Yellow Paithani Sari with Hand Woven Peacocks on Aanchal
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Ahmed
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SAZ93
$675.00$540.00
You save: $135.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Royal-Blue Authentic Paithani Sari with Peacocks Hand-woven on Anchal
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Ahmed
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SAV44
$525.00$420.00
You save: $105.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I love this web site and love coming to see what you have online.
Glenn, Australia
Received package today, thank you! Love how everything was packed, I especially enjoyed the fabric covering! Thank you for all you do!
Frances, Austin, Texas
Hi, just got my order! Wow! Soooooo beautiful!!! I'm so happy! You rock, thank you!
Amy, Malibu, USA
Nice website..has a collection of rare books.
Srikanth
Beautiful products nicely presented and easy to use website
Amanda, UK.
I received my order, very very beautiful products. I hope to buy something more. Thank you!
Gulnora, Uzbekistan
Thank you very much for the courtesy you showed me for the time I buy my books. The last book is a good book. İt is important in terms of recognizing fine art of İndia.
Suzan, Turkey
Thank You very much Sir. I really like the saree and the blouse fit perfeact. Thank You again.
Sulbha, USA
I have received the parcel yesterday and the shiv-linga idol is sooo beautiful and u have exceeded my expectations...
Guruprasad, Bangalore
Yesterday I received my lost and through you again found order. Very quickly I must say !. Thank you and thank you again for your service. I am very happy with this double CD of Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan. I thought it was lost forever and now I can add it to my CD collection. I hope in the near future to buy again at your online shop. You have wonderful items to offer !
Joke van der Baars, the Netherlands
The Paithani Sari
Paithani sari, an unstitched length of textile produced at Paithan, an ancient centre of textile weaving with at least a two and a half millenniums long past, the Indian woman’s most characteristic wear and her universal distinction unsurpassed in grace and exoticism, sometimes revealing a sense of divinity, is one of the most distinguished classes of Indian saris equaling in merit, beauty and lustre any of the Banarasi brocade, Patola, Ikat, Vichitrapuri, Kanjivaram, Chanderi or those crafted using exclusive yarns, Mysore, Munga or mulberry silks, or others. A small town some 55 kms south of Aurangabad in Maharashtra Paithan, now re-gaining its prestige that it had lost, especially under the European industrialization, was once one of the major industrial and trading centers on the main highway connecting Central India with coastal region of Gujarat, the seat of the main ports to trade with the Middle East and Europe.

Technical maturity in conceiving a sari’s various parts : field, border and pallu – end-part, choice of material and dyes, as also motifs, style of patterning and a rare ethnic touch that various tribes, especially Banjara, associated with the industry now for long infused into it, impart to a Paithani sari its rare distinction. A Paithani sari uses three varieties of silk from ordinary less expensive raw Charkha softened using caustic wash to the expensive finely spun even, smooth and shiny silk with a high level of lustre, elasticity and a certain degree of toughness, as also the imported Chinese silk, besides the fine pure gold and gold-plated silver zari. Initially it was pure gold with a bit of copper blended for strength; now it is mostly gold-plated pure silver – an affordable metal. About 925 meters thread is obtained from 10 grams of metal which by itself speaks of the thread’s fineness.

More common motifs that a Paithani sari uses on pallu – end-part, and sometimes on border are Mor or Bangadi Mor – a peacock, or a peacock in a bangle or ring, pairs of parrots, or parrots-mynah, geese, pheasant bird, birds of other breeds, lotus, cotton-flower, flowing vines, clusters of three leaves, small motifs like circles, stars, coins and others. Abounding in the flavor of soil these motifs evolved over long past and speak for Paithan artisans’ love for the land, nature and its traditions. Located close to Ajanta Caves on the same trade route Paithan used many of the Buddhist motifs in designing its textiles while many figures in Ajanta murals are seen wearing Paithani designs. Now other design-motifs are also used, the border in a traditional Paithani sari was conceived with a course of oblique squares running across the whole length. Some saris are classified by the motifs they use. A sari with Bangadi Mor motif is classified as Bangadi Mor sari, one with Munia – parrot, motif, as Munia sari, and one with a multi-coloured lotus motif, as Kamal sari.

Paithani saris use a wide range of dyes from yellow, red, magenta, green – yellowish or olive, shades of blue – sky, peacock or ocean blue, purple, lavender, peach, or pearl to blends of two colors, such as violet and red, black and white, or black and red; however, as a rule in Paithani sari a dye is singly used, one for warp, and another, for weft, usually creating against light kaleidoscopic effect. Like a few of the motifs some classes of saris are also identified from the dyes they use : Kalichandrakala is a black sari with red border, Raghu, one with parrot green, and Shirodak, pure white. A Paithani sari is a plain weave with weft thread used for figuring or patterning on simple tapestry technique. No extra weft is used in patterning. Colored silk or zari threads are interlocked with weft threads for discovering desired figure or form.

For border, wefts, which usually consist of zari, are separate threads interlocked with the weft threads for the field. Sometimes colored silk threads are added to border for laying the ground designs. Pallu is also crafted with added warp threads interlocked with main warps. Requiring greater skill in a Paithani sari pallu and borders are usually crafted by master weavers. Woven with two zari-threads together the zari weaving in a Paithani sari reveals a mirror’s look. With standard 160 ends and 170 pricks per inch even the silk weaving yields an exceptionally compact surface with mirror-like sheen. The entire exercise being tedious and time-taking and everything carried out by hand, a Paithani sari takes from 18 to 24 months to complete.

Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Share with friends
Related Items
Hoop Earrings
Hoop Earrings
18 K Gold
1" Height
$695.00$556.00
Hoop Earrings
Designer Heart Earrings
Designer Heart Earrings
18 K Gold
0.3" Height
$295.00$236.00
Designer Heart Earrings
Meenakari Mayuri Earrings
Meenakari Mayuri Earrings
18 K Gold
1.3 inch Height
$595.00$476.00
Meenakari Mayuri Earrings
Cubic Zirconia Valentine Pendant
Cubic Zirconia Valentine Pendant
18 K Gold
15 mm Height
10 mm Width
$205.00$164.00
Cubic Zirconia Valentine Pendant
Show More
Trending Items
Lot of Three Multicolor Shopper Bags with Patchwork
Lot of Three Multicolor Shopper Bags with Patchwork
Pure Cotton
13.0 in. x 16.0 in.
$105.00$84.00
Lot of Three Multicolor Shopper Bags with Patchwork
Corsair-Blue Reversible Jamawar Sofa-Throw
Corsair-Blue Reversible Jamawar Sofa-Throw
Pure Wool
7.0 ft x 5.0 ft
$155.00$124.00
Corsair-Blue Reversible Jamawar Sofa-Throw
Bronze-Mist Sari from Bangalore with Zari-Woven Flowers and Brocaded Pallu
Bronze-Mist Sari from Bangalore with Zari-Woven Flowers and Brocaded Pallu
Art Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
$110.00$88.00
Bronze-Mist Sari from Bangalore with Zari-Woven Flowers and Brocaded Pallu
Quiet-Green Paithani Sari with Zari-Woven Border and and Brocade Aanchal
Quiet-Green Paithani Sari with Zari-Woven Border and and Brocade Aanchal
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Khan
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
$475.00$380.00
Quiet-Green Paithani Sari with Zari-Woven Border and and Brocade Aanchal
Wide Fabic Border with Embroidered Chakras and Mirrors
Wide Fabic Border with Embroidered Chakras and Mirrors
Art Silk
Width - 4 inch / 10.0 cms
$20.00$16.00
Wide Fabic Border with Embroidered Chakras and Mirrors
Olive Green and Amber Suit with Beads and Threadwork
Olive Green and Amber Suit with Beads and Threadwork
Georgette
$105.00$67.20
Olive Green and Amber Suit with Beads and Threadwork
Show More
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India