The iconic Paithani saree has its own separate unique identity in the world of fashion. Paithani saree is the symbol of pride of every woman. Let us look at some of the iconic features of this saree style.
Paithani is considered as the official dress of the royal families since ages.
The iconic Paithani was invented at Paithan a village near Aurangabad during the rule of the Mughal Empire. Hence, the saree was named after the village Paithan!
The Peshwas introduced the art of Paithani making at Yewaley & today it is considered as the capital of Paithani making!
To develop a PaithanI, the artisan may require a time period of 1 month or even 2 years.
We can also see a number of varieties in the gadhwal saree. Another magnificent creation of the world of sarees is the iconic “Banarasi Saree/ Banarasi Shalu”
The entire raw material required for making this saree comes from Banaras itself. Hence the Banarasi saree was named after the place “Banaras”.
Earlier the saree was made with colourful & shiny threads. Pure gold & silver was used earlier in manufacturing the sarees.
Since the manufacturing of a Banarasi saree involves intricate designs the time required to develop it varies from 15 days to 6 months.
The saree which was handcrafted earlier has been extensively evolved over generations.
Banarasi shalu is widely known as a “Mahawastra”
Popularly worn during festivals, occasions, or any celebrations the “Gadhwal Saree” was invented a long time ago!
The iconic Gadhwal saree is manufactured at Gadwal and village in Andhra Pradesh. Hence the saree has been named after its village, “Gadhwal”.
The gadhwal saree traces its origin from the year 1685. To manufacture a single gadhwal saree it takes a minimum period of at least 2-3 years.
Earlier gadhwal saree was only available in pure cotton. However over the years due to certain developments the gadhwal saree now also comes in silk too!