Paithani Sarees – Luxury of Wearing Handmade Delicate Sarees
Originating from the Paithan town in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district, Paithani Sarees are made from the finest silk and are woven by hand. At Mirraw.com, you can find a rich collection of original Paithani Silk Sarees with their inventive patterns and the characteristic broad borders that make them exclusive. Available at a reasonable price range, you will hardly find these handcrafted sarees at such an affordable price anywhere else.
We offer you a wide range of Paithani Silk Sarees with peacock designs, kaleidoscope-colored designs and other designs that are more popular among women who love to wear these sarees for their traditional values. The unique weaving technique where threads of one color are weaved lengthwise and threads of another color are weaved breadthwise gives a unique kaleidoscopic appearance to these sarees. In our collection, you can discover unique Paithani Sarees that are delicately hand woven by Indian artisans who have deep roots in the traditions of making Paithani Silk Sarees.
Paithani weaving characterizes the sophisticated use of silk and gold (zari). The original paithani saree used to feature a cotton base in the body of the fabric, whereas the borders and weft designs featured the silk fabric. However, in the present day Paithani Silk Sarees, you will not find any trace of the cotton material. We also have Paithani Silk Sarees that are made from 100% handmade Paithani silk and that will offer you a luxury and elegance of wearing an original silk saree that has been woven and designed meticulously.
In Paithani Sarees, weavers generally use three types of silk threads. These are Charkha, Ciddle-Gatta and China Silk. Charkha threads are lusterless and are widely used, whereas Ciddle-Gatta is fine quality silk with shiny and smooth threads. The China Silk is the most expensive type of thread that is used in the Paithani Silk Sarees. We have all the varieties and you can find the finest quality Paithani Silk Sarees with us at unbelievable prices. You can find sarees with delicately designed decorative motifs, such as lotus motifs, hans motifs, peacock motifs, tota-maina motifs, and lots more.
At Mirraw.com, we offer you exclusive Paithani Silk Sarees with attractive borders or pallus. The borders feature a range of fashionable designs, such as geometrical patterns, flower-like motifs, ladder designs, outline of birds, including peacock, maina and others. These sarees are available in the vibrant colors of yellow, red, lavender, purple, magenta, pearl pink, peacock, yellowish green, violet red, and also in combinations of red and green, and black and white. We offer you a large range of options to pick a Paithani Silk Saree that can meet your personal dressing sense.
Paithani Silk Sarees are popular among women to wear in wedding ceremonies and other traditional occasions. Because of their delicate zari work and traditional hand woven techniques, these sarees often command a premium price in the market. More commonly, the starting price of these sarees could be a few thousand rupees and one can even find sarees with a price of a couple of lakh rupees. However, we always assure you of the best prices, and you can enjoy the cost benefits while choosing a Paithani Silk Saree from our versatile collection.
How to identify an original paithani sarees?
There are 5 ways to identify an Original Paithani Saree:
Test it from reverse side: The Genuine Paithani saree looks exactly same from top and back.
Check the design: As genuine Paithani sarees are handwoven, you can’t expect two sarees to look exactly the same. It can be similar but the weaving process will always be unique.
Check the colour: Original Paithani saree is always available in basic colours because their threads are dyed in natural dyes.
What are the most common paithani saree motifs?
There are many types of Motifs found on Paithani saree, but the most common ones are Lotus Flower, Hans Motif, Ashrafi Motif, Narali Motif, Humarparinda, Morbangdi, Asawalli, Amar Vell and Toda-Mania. Also, if you are looking for the small motifs, then chandrakor, circles, kalas pakhhli, stars, rui phool, clusters of 3 leaves and kuyri are the most famous ones.
How paithani sarees are made?
The Raw Silk Threads are dyed using the natural dyes usually taken from rocks, minerals, plants and vegetables.
Then they are loaded on the loom. The Loom preparation takes usually a day and it counted as one of the most important steps.
After that, weavers start working on it by focusing on their hand, foot and eye coordination. This process can take 1-6 months.
Here, one colour thread is used length-wise, while others are used width-wise. Because of this technique, we get the beautiful dual shade of Paithani sarees.
This is how the Paithani sarees are made.
What are the special features of paithani sarees?
The Paithani sarees are available in six and nine yards.
They look exactly the same from the front and backside. Even its pallu and border has the name look.
These sarees are fine and delicate and made up of silk fabric.
These sarees are only found in basic colours as their threads are dyed in the natural colour taken from vegetables, flowers, etc.
These sarees don’t lose their lustre with time.
Why vegetable dyes are specially prepared for paithani sarees?
Paithani sarees are manufactured using vegetable dyes because it is believed that this kind of natural dye is better for the silk fabric. Vegetable dye is more expensive and it increases the value of Paithani sarees. Also, it makes the saree look better and effortless.