Maheshwari Silk Sarees ~ माहेश्वरी साड़ियाँ

Maheshwari Silk Sarees ~ माहेश्वरी साड़ियाँ

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Maheshwari Sarees are significantly Handwoven by the weavers of Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh. And carvings of the mosaic of flowers, leaves, etc. that have been carved on the temples and ghats (Ahilya Fort ) of Maheshwar seem to have descended on the Borders and the Pallu of Maheshwari sarees.

Genuine Maheshwari Sarees are mainly handwoven and soft in feel and mostly end with tassels (few without). And more characteristics you can check to identify for its purity which as Follows:

  • Burn Test of Warp Thread (Silk thread): If it converts into complete ash it is made up of natural silk thread, if it ends up with a knot or feels like plastic after burning it shows that is made up of any artificial thread. 
  • Geometrical designs/motifs/engravings are unique to the walls of Maharani Ahilyabai Fort.
  • Handloom fabric; Light in weight.
  • Checks and floral designs on borders of sarees and fabrics.
  • Saree pallus has distinct stripes.
  • Generally, the border design of the Maheshwari saree is reversible. The design looks similar on both sides.
  • In warp, un-degummed mulberry silk yarn and in weft cotton yarn are used.
  • Normally, there is no design work with extra threads in the body of the saree.

Traditional Maheshwari Sarees are all-time popular and bestselling sarees, but nowadays exclusive modern-designed Maheshwari Sarees are also becoming popular. The few top-selling Maheshwari Sarees as follows:

  • Maheshwari Rewa / Lehar Border Sarees.
  • Maheshwari Garbha Reshami Sarees.
  • Maheshwari Zari Skirt Border Sarees.
  • Maheshwari Motifs / Buttidar Sarees.
  • Maheshwari Tissue Sarees.
  • Maheshwari Mulberry Silk Sarees
  • Maheshwari Ganga Jamuna border Sarees. etc

Maheshwari sarees were made from cotton by Mulberry Silk (Garbha Reshami Silk Sarees) and cotton by cotton (80 single count) yarn in warp and weft as well. When they originated later on, they shifted to silk cotton as per demands and ease for weavers. Fabric Description of Maheshwari Cotton Silk Saree:
in Warp (Taana): 18/20–20/22D Silk
in Weft (Baana): 2/80–2/120s Cotton

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