Paithani Saree (1925-1935)

49.0 x 321.2 in

Bhanu Athaiya's Personal Textile Collection

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Probably custom-made jacquards with Banaras punched cards that became popular in 1920. Yeola was the main centre for such fusion. Paithani sarees, hand-woven, and jacquard-assisted motifs added another dimension of richness to typical coconut border paithanis. A combination of different bases (self wrap x weft) under zari paisley, heavy butti, and silk indicates that the saree was probably made for a higher family or sold at a premium. A similar known saree was priced around Rupees 105.00 in 1933.Occasion/Purpose: Bridal Saree.

Silk, Silver Zari (Gold Plated + 5% Gold Content)

Handwoven with jacquard

Khawle Kath/Narli Kath or coconut border, karwati kinar with jacquard assisted paisley butti, large paisley above pallu, and jaal pattern. Flower frame with zari filling pallu

Paithani /Yeola, Maharashtra

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