Maharashtra is very popular for its craft of Paithani saris. Marathas encouraged the textile activities and the region of Paithan, and Shagad emerged prominently. References indicate that Madhavrao Peshwa and Nizam of Hyderabad had interest in paithani textiles.
Design on Paithani Saris Traditional Paithani Saris are usually plain and have a heavy zari border and ornamental pallav. Today, designs like stars, circles, peacocks, flowers and paisley embellish he borders and pallav of the saris. Both gold and silver are used in the zari.
Key Centers of Paithani Saris Pune, Nasik, and Malegaon in Maharashtra are key centers of this tradition.
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