Purple-Orchid Paithani Sari with Hand-Woven Peacocks on Aanchal

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Wrapping the youthful physique of a Marathi bride in its silken embrace, a pure silk Paithani sari is the crown jewel of Indian ethnic women’s wear. Originally produced in Paithan, Paithani silk saris have a huge fan following among modern women due to their rich feel, aesthetic dhoop-chaanv (light and shade) effected created by weaving two colors of silk threads together, and regal golden Zari embroidery. The mulberry silk and zari used in making a traditional Paithani silk sari are obtained from Banglore and Surat and intricately woven by the craftsmen of Paithan and Yeola (another center for producing Paithani Sari).

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Pure Silk
Dimensions Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
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The Paithani silk sari you see here is a stunning handpicked fashion piece from the vast treasures of traditional Indian women’s wear. The border of the silk sari is beautified with detailed Zari work and the body is adorned with a traditional motif-   floral Buti that represents beauty and propitiousness. The enchanting purple color used by the maker of this sari makes it a fitting pick for an auspicious occasion where you need to channel your inner Indian Maharani (queen). The best part of this Paithani silk sari is its gorgeous Pallu (endpiece) which has the magnificent peacock with Kunda (flower pot) motif stitched with the interplay of colorful silk and golden Zari threads. With the perfected balance of colors and Zari brocade's brilliance, this Paithani silk sari will become your go-to fashion choice for all festive events, beautifying you with the touch of India’s exotic ethnic fashion.

How are Paithani sarees made?

The art of making Paithani silk sarees originated in the Paithan town in the state of Maharashtra, India. Varieties of designs and patterns are available in these sarees, however, the characteristic features are an oblique square design on the border and plain or spotted designs in the main body. Paithani sarees either come in single colors or Kaleidoscopic colors. They are made of silk and zari. The tradition of making Paithani sarees is many centuries old and this art is continued by skilled craftsmen. The most commonly found motifs found in these sarees are lotus, peacock, flowering vines, swan, parrot, geometrical patterns, etc. Paithani sarees are known for their unique weaving technique. The process of crafting these sarees requires great skills because it is all done by hand. Let us look at the various steps involved in the process mentioned below:

1.Raw Silk threads are dyed

The main raw material used for making a Paithani saree is Mulberry silk which is brought from Bangalore. The silk threads are dipped in hot salt water for about 15 minutes. They are then transferred to cold water using a long rod to remove the excess of impurities. Once they have cleaned, a dye bath is prepared as per the requirement of the color(s). The threads are then again washed 2-3 times to make them more lustrous.
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2. Threads are loaded to the loom

Once the silk threads are dyed, they are transferred to the reels to separate each thread. Next, each thread is loaded to a simple pit or throw shuttle frame loom.
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3. Weaving is carried out

Paithani silk sarees are woven with the Tapestry technique in which the weft yarn of small lengths is returned being interlaced or interlocked with the threads of different weft colors as per the required designs. This is the most time-consuming step and is done very carefully. It usually takes around 1.5 years to complete weaving.
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