The Paithani silk saree from Aurangabad, Maharashtra has charmed us through the ages. The saree was made in pure gold during the reign of the Peshwas and the pallus were made of pure gold mixed with copper to give it strength. The zari today is made of silver coated with gold. It was then unifying the world. The romans it is believed, gave gold for the sarees. Aurangzeb was a great patron of the saree. Paithani even now unifies India. As living in India, you can choose from the exclusive saree available everywhere, to flaunt and add glamour to a wedding in general and a maharashtrian wedding in particular.
The pallus are either embellished with pankhi with proud peacocks or with coconut trees or Narali. We can divide the saree into motifs, weaving and colours. The motif of peacock in a bangle and of a single peacock. The tota munia motifs represent the sanctity of joy and love.
The saree is a weave of love , creating harmony and beauty. The British Airways has the paithani design on its wing. Well it has an inexplicable influence on life. The saree is an heirloom which is treasured by each household as these old pure gold sarees today are rare and very expensive and so it is a priceless gift which mothers give their daughters along with their love and best wishes.
Shatika procures its paithani sarees from Yeola and Paithan in Maharashtra, to enchant her saree lovers and the pure silk saree and the very exclusive saree is and was in demand. As long as we love life, we will continue to cherish the nimble hands of the weavers. Who bring to us joy in the simple symbols of life in nature. We are compelled to bow to this ancient art and no modern technology can hold a candle to this handwork. The handloom silk industry has many jewels and this is one, which embodies a true heart and nature.
The technique of weaving is unique and different colours and gold and silver threads together create a fabulous glow which is typical of only these sarees. The royal and rich look is only exclusive to the paithani saree. Rich in culture of Maharashtra, a vision of gold and silver. The paithani saree will continue to fascinate us and Shatika has in its repertoire paithani saree straight from the weavers, resplendent original sarees with added plus of giving benefit to the weavers and upholding the handloom industry and honoring the craftsman who strives and to keep tradition alive through the tireless weaving of such succulent sarees.