Sumana Bhattacharya

What are Paithani Silk Sarees and Types of Paithani Silk Sarees?

Paithani Silk Sarees

India has a long history of hand-looming and cloth-weaving. Sarees from Paithani, in Maharashtra, are quite popular in Marathi. Pure paithani silk saree has been a treasured heirloom passed down through generations. Since ancient times, Maharashtrian brides have worn Paithani silk sarees, which are among India's most treasured sarees. There is a rich tradition and culture associated with Paithani Silk sarees, and this article details “what is paithani saree” and “how many types of paithani sarees are there".


Paithani Sarees: Their Importance for Brides

Paithani silk sarees are an idyllic attribute of every Maharashtrian wedding. They are seen as the queen of all sarees in Maharashtra, India. Maharashtrian women often wear this saree during festivals and weddings. There are some similarities between this saree and Kanchipuram sarees in the South. The threads in Paithani sarees are sealed so they don't get entangled in accessories, as with Maharashtrian brides.


How Is Paithani Saree Made & Speciality of Paithani Sarees

The stunning palette and effervescent appeal of this saree remind us of royalty from back then. The Paithani saree appears almost identical on both sides. Due to their stunning tonal variety and exuberant appeal, they are tightly woven into the Maharashtrian culture to make the wearer look stunning.A Paithani saree's intricate pallu weaving takes two to two weeks by skilled artisans, making it famous for its ritzy borders and intricate details. The weaver keeps the same thread count while weaving the body to incorporate unique elements.In a process called polishing and stiffening, the gum is mixed with water after every 3 to 4 inches of the body has been completed. For the purpose of sealing loose threads, sticky substances such as gum, jaggery, etc., are primarily used, along with other ingredients that don't leave a stain on the fabric.

Azure Blue Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work
Azure Blue Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work
Azure Blue Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work
Azure Blue Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work
Azure Blue Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work
Azure Blue Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work
Azure Blue Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work
Azure Blue Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work
Azure Blue Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work

Azure Blue Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work

$385.00 USD
Dual Tone Peach and Yellow Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work
Dual Tone Peach and Yellow Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work
Dual Tone Peach and Yellow Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work
Dual Tone Peach and Yellow Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work
Dual Tone Peach and Yellow Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work
Dual Tone Peach and Yellow Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work
Dual Tone Peach and Yellow Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work
Dual Tone Peach and Yellow Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work
Dual Tone Peach and Yellow Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work

Dual Tone Peach and Yellow Color Maharani Paithani Saree with Meenakari Buti Work

$385.00 USD
Cream White Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree
Cream White Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree
Cream White Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree
Cream White Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree
Cream White Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree
Cream White Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree
Cream White Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree
Cream White Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree
Cream White Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree

Cream White Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree

$389.00 USD
Sunshine Yellow Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree
Sunshine Yellow Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree
Sunshine Yellow Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree
Sunshine Yellow Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree
Sunshine Yellow Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree
Sunshine Yellow Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree
Sunshine Yellow Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree
Sunshine Yellow Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree
Sunshine Yellow Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree

Sunshine Yellow Color Yeola Paithani Silk Saree

$385.00 USD


Silk Paithani Saree Types

Banarasi Paithani Saree: There are 20 different types of paithani sarees, including sarees made from paithani and Banarasi weaves. This one-of-a-kind Banarasi Paithani Saree has a plain pattern that blends classic and contemporary themes. Designed in red and beige with a patterned border, this Katan silk saree is perfect for weddings and receptions.

Yeola Paithani Saree: Paithani sarees are renowned for their exquisite designs and luxurious fabrics made of silk threads and gold threads. Veola Paithani Sarees are identical on both sides and feature classic squares with gorgeous borders and rich pallus. In addition to plain or spotted bases, there are elegant or traditional borders for Yeola sarees.There is a wide variety of colors available in Paithani sarees, ranging from muted to vibrant hues. Paithani sarees have two predominant contrasting colors, one on the body and one on the pallu and border.

Georgette Paithani Saree: An exquisite Georgette Paithani Saree in pure georgette that has a beautiful gold zari border and delicate floral embellishments. This saree can be paired with diamond jewelry to intensify its colors.The golden-pink saree is exquisitely created, with a border of golden zari in a flower design and delicate floral embellishments on the body. It is suitable for evening parties and receptions.

Maharani Paithani Saree: A one-of-a-kind pathani, the Dharmavaram Maharani Paithani is a silk threaded stick fabric that is carefully crafted. It has a variety of designs, from mangoes to peacocks to lotuses, and it is the only fabric of its kind in the world. The ancient architecture of Ajanta Caves inspires many of the designs. Making a Paithani requires skilled labor as well as skilled artisans who are familiar with fabric, threads, and dyes. One of the contrasting difference of this variety of Paithani is that the pallu of the Saree are not identical due to the nature of the weaving process.

Peshwai Paithani Saree: Silk woven in paithani fabric, this Peshwai Paithani Collection saree accents a sophisticated and classic pattern. In addition to the silk, it also sports a pink-gold border with gold embroidered work.


Conclusion: Buy a Gorgeous Paithani Silk Saree from IndyVogue

Pathani sarees can suit any style, as shown above. They come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, so make sure you choose the one that reflects your personal style. You will be sure to receive a lot of attention and accolades if you wear an IndyVogue Saree. Some of the finest range of Pure Paithani Silk Mark Certified Sarees is available with us.

Author's Bio

Sumana Bhattacharya completed her Masters in Economics from the University of Calcutta & was working with the Department of Education, Govt. of West Bengal to provide training to the teachers in Government Schools. She moved to USA in 2005 after getting married & is the mother of 2 kids. She is the one that drives IndyVogue every day, every hour, every minute and every second. Salute to her and her undying spirit.

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