Home to India's finest hand loom fabric traditions since the 5th century, Maheshwar, a city in Madhya Pradesh, is noted as a centre for weaving colourful Maheshwari sarees. Conceived and designed by Queen Ahilya Bai Holkar of Madhya Pradesh herself, each Maheshwari Sari Conjures up a picture of royal Elegance. These saris are weaved with distinctive designs involving stripes, checks and floral borders. They are woven from silk and cotton fibers and embellished with golden zari. The new trend in Maheshwari Sarees is the Maheshwari Silk Cotton Sarees. A good mix of silk and cotton, they are available in spirited colors and diaphanous texture. While the Pallus are particularly distinct with their five stripes, Maheshwari sarees are also famous for their reversible Borders, that can be worn either side. Once an exclusive privilege of the royalty, all the three, Maheshwari silk sarees, Maheshwari cotton sarees and Maheshwari silk cotton sarees have now become a preferred choice of every woman.
Situated by the banks of sacred river Narmada in the heart of the country, the ancient weaving tradition of Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh is inspired by the carvings on the temples and palaces of Rani Ahilyabai Holkar, the warrior Queen of the Maratha ruled Malwa kingdom in the 18th century. According to legends, she brought craftsmen from Surat and Malwa to design special 9-yard sarees to be gifted to royal guests and relatives that became popular as Maheshwari sarees mainly worn by the ladies of royal status. After Rani Ahilya, the popularity of these sarees dimmed which picked up again with establishment of Rehwa society founded in 1979 that was founded with a mission to empower women and to tap the full potential of this beautiful handcraft, making history come alive. Today, Rehwa society is situated in Ahilya Fort, one of Maheshwar’s historic buildings with about 130 weavers associated with the society weaving Maheshwari silk sarees and Maheshwari silk cotton sarees that are an incorrigible blend of tradition and fashion and they exhibit an astonishing blend of strength and elasticity.
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Shatika: Unveil the Beauty of Indian Heritage through Indian Handloom Sarees
Since the dawn of civilization, handlooms have been associated with excellence in India’s artistry in textiles and fabrics, and sari which is considered to be the most ancient piece of clothing has been inspiring generations of artists and craftsmen to weave their dreams and visions into creating exquisite handloom sarees. However with passage of time, just like the clacking sounds of the looms, the dreams and visions of these weaves too are fading away.In an attempt to bring handloom sarees back in vogue, Shatika has begun a revolution; a six yard sari revolution is a humble attempt at bringing back the lost love for handloom sarees. Dedicated to creating a unique interpretation of the age old craft, we travel to all colourful corners of the country visiting weavers,guiding them on the latest trends so they weave out the age old tradition with a modern touch and bring them online so you can savor the delights of hand picking them from the comfort of your homes.