Paithani is a variety of sari.
woven by hand, Made from very fine silk.
It is considered as one of the richest saris in India.
A Paithani is a gold and silk sari.
Paithani is characterised by borders of an oblique square design, and a pallu with a Peacock design. Plain as well as spotted designs are available.
A Paithani is a gold and silk sari. In the revival of Paithani weaving, the production was oriented towards export requirements, while saris were produced only for sophisticated buyers.
Paithani evolved from a cotton base to a silk base. Silk was used in weft designs and in the borders, whereas cotton was used in the body of the fabric.