Paithani has its origins in antiquity, hailing from the royal dynasties of the medieval town of Paithan near Aurangabad. It is an integral part of the Maharashtrian culture for ages now. Made with the finest silk threads from China and pure zari spun locally. To create genuine Paithani silk sarees, around 500 grams of silk threads and another 250 grams of zari threads are utilized for a regular six-yard piece, while the nine-yard iterations use more raw material and can weigh up to 900 grams. The traditional motifs include parrots, peacocks, and lotuses; The pallu usually consists of Muniya, a kind of parrot that is woven in the borders green, with a touch of red at the mouth. Some other designs include the Panja, a geometrical flower-like motif most often outlined in red, the Barwa, which consists of twelve strands of a ladder and three strands on each side, and the traditional Mor (peacock).