Silk Paithani Saree
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Handwoven Silk Paithani Saree With Brocade Border Of Lotus With Temple, Zari Bootis All Over, Lotus Pallu In Brocade Zari
Here’s an auspiscious drape that will add value to your wardrobe.
Silk Paithani Saree is a handloom Saree in 100% pure Mulberry Silk yarn that comes from Bengaluru and handwoven in a village in Maharashtra. Known as handwoven poems in Gold and Silk, Paithani Saree speaks of grandeur and indeed are considered glory of Maharashtra! Absolutely revered, these hold a treasured place in the trousseau of a Maharashtrian bride. In the ancient times it was considered no less than an ornamental treasure & was in fact used as currency. Fine Silk from China with real Gold & Silver yarns were used to weave a Paithani & Romans imported this golden woven fabric in exchange for gold of equal weight. Even today in many households it is considered as a precious heirloom that is passed on from generation to generation. It’s a heritage!
The border & pallu are of brocade, woven with Zari and multiple coloured Silk yarns. Now, typically, Silk weighs about 500gms & Zari around 250gms. The Zari has Silver mixed with Copper for strength & then plated Gold by dipping in Gold water. All metals are pure. The body of a Paithani Saree has bootis but highlight is the border design & pallu, characterizing the Paithani style. Motifs are Traditional, inspired from figures in Ajanta Caves and are derived from nature that forms an essential part of human life. Paithani motifs are usually large in scale & colours used are multiple & bold, forming its unique feature.
This Silk Paithani Saree is bright red colour with Brocade border in Gold Zari and topped by a small temple border. The Brocade border has Resham motifs in floral pattern of Lotus. The pallu too is Brocade (in Gold Zari) in Lotus motif to match with the border. The body has Gold Zari coin bootis. The attached blouse piece is plain silk in body colour red & running with Brocade border with Lotus motif on one side and on the other side a plain Resham border.
In Indian art form, the motif used, has always been inspired from the activities of daily life of that time, the prevalent beliefs of that period, and the existing practice and cultural influences. In Paithani craft also, this is no different. Lotus flower is one such which till today is considered sacred and has many spiritual connotations.
Lotus is the divine seat of Goddess Lakshmi and is also associated with many other Hindu deities. Lotus is placed highly as it symbolises the purity of consciousness, for, though grown in dirty water yet does not allow itself to be soiled by dirt.
Hence this flower commands great importance, respect & gives inspiration to many... so much so, that when used as a motif on Paithani Weave, it becomes a special & a highly valued saree involving intricate design that takes long time to weave. To weave it on a paithani is no joke. Only about 3” or so gets woven in a day! Imagine that... Thus these Sarees are very special with high price points.
Type - Handwoven Silk Paithani Saree
Material – Mulberry Silk
Colour – Red
Length – 5.5 Mtrs
Blouse Pc – 70 Cms