Paithani hails from the royal dynasties of Paithan, a village in Aurangabad, and is the richest collection of saris in all Maharashtra. It is hand woven in gold thread and exquisite silk having a characteristic feature in pallu, of a peacock design and the borders of an oblique square design. These saris form an elegant and staple Maharashtrian wedding attire.
This Raghu Paithani sari in the iconic parrot green color has an exclusive thick purple border and golden zari pattern; pallu is woven with multicolored peacock and lotus designs. Paithani is mostly popular in bright shades, as is shown on this page, having small golden peacock brocaded work all over on the soft and shiny silk cloth.
This queen of silks holds a treasured place in the trousseau of a Maharashtrian bride, symbolizing its true culture. Another unique quality of this silk masterpiece is that, light reflects off it and sari appears to change its color when slightly tilted. Paithani saris form the most honored attires of Maharashtrian royal silks and are one of a kind.