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