Tuesday, 13 March 2018


Keeping the Paithani alive

Aurangabad, 3 March 13, 2018: Weaving of Paithani is oldest art and is mostly waved in Aurangabad. Use of Paithani is alive since 2000 years and yet it is trendy till date. The art of Paithani flourished in 200 B.C., in the times of Satavahanas. Paithani is a type of saree which was named after the Paithani town in Aurangabad, Maharashtra from where Paithani sarees are originated. It is considered as one of the richest sarees of India. 

Paithani is woven on handloom with pure silk and zari. Zari is a silver wire with golden polish on it. To weave one saree 8000 silk threads are required. Intricate design on the borders and on the loose end of the saree (pallu) is the peculiarity of Paithani. Generally, traditional peacock work is embroidered but, now a day’s fancy designs are also being used. Both fancy and traditional sarees are of different prices. Price of the saree depend upon the number of days the saree takes to get weaved. Minimum price of a Paithani saree is 8000.

Only one saree is waved on a handloom by one person. A weaver can wave only one inch per day. Sketch of design is kept below the wrap and each color thread is waved by hand. It takes 25 to 30 days for the complete weaving of a Paithani saree. Since years, the tradition of wearing Paithani is being followed in Maharashtra and is continued till date. 

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