Known to be royalty among saris, Paithani holds a sacred place in the trousseau of a Maharashtrian bride. Symbolising the spirit of true Maharashtrian culture, the ‘Queen of Silks’ as it for the niche market of the society.
This fine silk handloom sari gets its name from the town in which they originated- Paithan in Aurangabad, Maharashtra and truly flourished during the era of the Mughals, particularly during the rule of Aurangzeb.
A genuine handloom Paithani uses about 500 grams of silk yarn and 250 grams of zari all in a regular six-yard sari. Nine-yard saris consume more raw material and can weight up to 900 grams.
Woven in both six and nine yards, the uniqueness behind the Paithani handloom sari is that both sides of the sari look exactly the same most often- a technique of identifying this handloom sari. A power loom Paithani would show threads on the reverse side of the sari. Another key feature of this sari is that it forms an integral part of a Maharashtrian bride’s trousseau since it doesn’t lose its lustre and doesn’t wear out at the folds.
Paithani saris motifs often feature traditional motifs of butis on the body and a traditional highlighted pallu and border.
Popular pallu motifs include Mor (peacock), Bangadi Mor (bangle with four peacocks and lotus), Munia/ Tota-Maina (parrot-maina), Ajanta lotus, Asavali (vines and flowers), Koyari (mango shape), Akruti (almond shape).
Motifs using musical instruments like tabla, shehnai, sambal and tanpura are often found on Paithani saris. On the borders: narali (coconut) and pankha(fan shape) motifs.
Paithanis are found only in basic colours like red, yellow, blue, purple, peach, pink, green and magenta as the threads are dyed by the weavers using vegetable dyes. Due to the fully handwoven nature of the weaving process,
no two Paithanis are ever exactly the same. There will always be minute variations in design marking a symbol of authenticity. 
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