The Paithani sari originated from the Paithan town of Aurangabad in Maharashtra. This type of sari is one of the most expensive ones available in India, as it is made of fine silk.
Currently, the largest producer of this sari is from the Yeola town of Nasik in Maharashtra. This is considered to be one of the most famous Maharasthrain saris in India.
When a picture of a peacock is drawn in a bangle or in the form of a bangle shape, the motif would be called morbangadi. This is because the word ‘mor’ means peacock and the bandagi means bangle.
Here this morbangadi motif or the motif would be having a single peacock dance and is generally woven on the pallu. The elaborated motifs and design can make the dupatta and sari look like an expensive Munia brocade.
Parrots are called Munia and when the borders and pallu are garnished with very less raised patterns, such a motif is called Munia. These so-called drawings of the parrots are woven in the leaf green color. Now if these drawings of the parrots are designed and crafted in silk, then they would be called tota-maina.
Lotus Brocade - The motif when woven in a little raised pattern over the pallu and sometimes on the border is known as lotus brocade. The lotus motif consists of 7-8 colors.