Considered to be the richest sarees ever made in Indian history, Paithani silk sarees made in the small town Paithan in Maharashtra are the most exquisite and finest silk sarees in the country today. An art form that has been prevalent from over 2000 years, the origin of Paithani sarees is traced back to 200BC in the Satvahana era in the city of Pratishthan by river Godavari and since then has impressed first the Peshwas then the Mughals and the Nizams of Hyderabad who were motivated to not just patronize these sarees but introduce many new motifs and patterns which went on to become famous Paithani saree designs. The silk sarees that comprise of a rich ornamental zari pallu characterized by peacock design and border that is characterized by an oblique square design, Paithani sarees collection till date are woven in golden and silver threads to make some beautiful piece of art. Finding a mention as a ‘Mahavastra’ in many Maharashtrian literatures, Paithani sarees even today are traditionally a part of the trousseau of every Maharashtrian bride.
Most of the designs one sees of Paithani sarees online are inspired by Buddhist paintings found in the Ajanta caves. Opulent and heavy zari work in gold and silver adorn the pallu and border of the sarees while the body of Paithani saris is in pure silk in bright solid colors that showcase beautiful motifs, looking absolutely gorgeous. The common motifs used in the body of the sari are lotus, hans or swans, flowering vines, peacock and more. Also, patterns like circles, leaves, stars can be seen on the saree. The designs commonly found on pallus include parrots, panja, barwa, peacock etc. The two types of borders seen on these sarees are the Narali and the Pankha which only a master weaver can work on. The borders are done using the interlocking weft technique with zari and coloured silk. These sarees come in a variety of bold standout colors like red, black, white, yellow, lavender, green, pink and purple. Even today, the Paithani silk saris are made using the traditional methods which are long and tedious and can take upto six months to finish one saree.
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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.