Characteristics of Paithani

  • Oblique square designed borders.
  • Pallus are embellished with ‘Peacock’ designs.
  • Spotted and plain designs are worn by senior-age ladies.
  • Most Paithani sarees are made from fabrics silk and gold, some in cotton and zari too.
  • Zari is made from pure silver & metallic yarn, or very fine gold threads.
  • Pallus with the Paithani saree are embellished with motifs such as the Muniya, the Panja, the Barwa, the Laher, the Muthada or the Asawali.