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Paithani from Paithan

Paithan  very close to Aurangabad (40)kms visited by the Greek traders from 400to200BC . Today is the ancient industry of gold and silver threaded embroidery for which the motifs are derived from the Ajanta Caves. The other point of interest are:Jain temple, Temple of sant Eknath, on the banks of Godavari river,  Samadhi of sant Eknath, and of Navnath. Situated at the bank of a river is a very huge dam "Jayakwadi", which provides water to Aurangabad city and surrounding place.

Recently built is very famous "Sant Eknath Garden" spread over huge 97 acres of land. This is a replica of the Vrindavan Garden of Mysore, and is used to shoot various scenes for the Hindi and Marathi Movies

Paithani Sarees

Known the world over as a poem hand woven in silk and gold, Paithani Sarees are for those with discerning and refined taste. The art of weaving Paithani flourished in 200B.C., during Satvahana era. since then Paithani is coveted in India as a precious heirloom passing on from generation to generation. Exquisite silk from Paithani was   exported to many countries and was traded in return for gold and precious stones. Shear dedication and the faith of the weavers has kept alive Paithani silk work for more than 2000years. Real Paithani is hand woven pure silk and gold/silver

Intricate designs on pallu and border is a specialty of Paithani Sarees. Motifs on pallu are generally peacock, lotus, mango and other designs taken form Ajanta Caves. Traditional creative artistry and pain staking workmanship combine to form this unique cloth. Paithani Sarees can take between 2 months to years to manufacture, depending on border and pallu design and costs from Rs.6000/- to Rs.500,000.

Described in early literature as Maharashtra. "the great fabric, a cloth  is being woven since thousands of years from a very ancient and popular  city known as Supratishthapuram, a silken cloth brocaded with golden threads, is what we call today the Paithani. The city is today known as paithan, giving fabric its modern name.

The fabric woven in traditional ways even after many centuries, is renowned as "the great fabric"  not only for Maharashtra but also from India. Even in today's advanced world the methods of weaving Paithani have not changed at all , the reason why its not lessened by a whisker. Woven with extremely dedicate silk threaded sticks, the Paithani is one fabric, which cannot be matched by any other cloth today that is why it is enchanting legacy from  Maharashtra and fabric of beautifully women.

In the gifted city the silken cloths are being woven over last mancentories. There are also places in India having old traditional of weaving silk but Paithani has carvedand retained a destinative niche since ancient times. A germentfor ladies and the Pitambara,the yellow cloth are the two types in which the Paithani is made today

Like its technique, the design patterns used on the Paithani are also special. Moreover, the silk that is used in weaving it is also very delicate. Only the nature source such as various leaves, flowers, tree-skin, soils, lamps soot, etc. are used to make these brilliant and attractive special colors.

The names of Paithani are based on their colors. The harmony between the design of the borders and the overall color is also important, thus what color should go with what designs is predetermined and depending on these combinations the Paithani. References to this pattern can also be found in folksongs and literature. 

Another fascinating attribute of Paithani is the embroiders on its borders. Some of the ancient designs of embroidery on the borders the inner design made up of small orbs is similarly important from five hundred  to nine hundred such orbs can be found in one design. The Paithani is also considered holy in Indian tradition because of use silk, which has a special importance in Indian marriages.

Call it a garment or call it a legacy of art,                     Paithani is the glory of Maharashtra

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