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Dazzling Maheshwari Cotton SareesBy Expert Author: menaka poonam
Maheshwar is a small town on the banks of the river Narmada in the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. It is around 80 km from Indore, the commercial capital of the state. Maheshwar is an ancient town of pilgrimage with a rich heritage of art and culture. It has been mentioned in epics like the Mahabharata and Matasya Puran by the name Mahishmati. It is said that King Mahishman, who belonged to the Hyhay Dynasty, founded it.
The handloom industry in Maheshwar employs people from various castes and religions, including Kshatriyas, Bharuds, Muslims, Kumhars and Kahars. All these people are either from nearby areas or have migrated to Maheshwar and are now permanent residents.The raw material for Maheshwar handloom, mainly cotton, silk and zari (golden wire), comes from different parts of the country.The warp machine is made of two basic parts. One is a big octagonal cylinder that rotates on its axis (which is very different from other warp machines in the sense that this cylinder is vertical), and the other is a vertical rack on which a number of thread rolls are placed. The rolls pass to the cylinder of the machine through hooks under a constantly moving frame that helps wind the cylinder in a criss‐cross manner.
These looms are the newer ones, with lightweight metal frames that constitute the main body. They were introduced hardly two to three years ago, and given their superior performance, have now been adopted by a large number of weavers.
Saree is the gorgeous attire that most of the Indian women wear. Maheswari is well known place for ethnic saris. And it is situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The raw material used in Maheswari handloom sarees is mainly cotton, mulberry silk and zari (golden wire). Maheswari sarees are known for its lightness and glorious luster. Maheswari fabric weave is chequered, plain or striped with bright hues. Maheswari sari borders have the inspired designs of Maheswar fort. Some of the motifs like bugdi kinar, guldasta, chatai kinar, kahar kinar, bel phool, aambuta, hansa, mayur are woven on pure maheswari sarees. Latest printing designs and embroidery work are impressed over maheswari fancy sarees.
Elegant geometrical block printed motifs on north maheswari cotton sari having zari patti border is refreshing attire of whole day. And are apt to corporate office, college professors, festivals and traditional occasions. Maheswari silk sarees decorated with thread embroidery, kundans, beads is a stylish wear to corporate conferences and family meetings. Printed maheswari sico sari with patch border and zari pallu is an alluring wear for parties.
Maheshwar has been a centre of handloom weaving since the 5th century. Maheshwar is the home of one of India's finest hand loom fabric traditions. Maheshwar is noted as a centre for weaving colourful Maheshwari saris. These cotton saris are weaved with distinctive designs involving stripes, checks and floral borders. The hand looms also make fabric material used for making kurtas and other clothings.
Unnati Silks, has trendy designs, attractive patterns, in pleasing colours and combinations in its wide collection of Maheshwari cotton salwar suits and Sarees, at very reasonable prices.
Unnati is one of the largest Indian ethnic online websites with over 300 varieties of traditional sarees and salwar kameez.Dispatch is within 24 hours of order. Free delivery & COD is provided for retail.Worldwide express shipping caters to almost all countries across the world.
UNNATI SILK PRINTS PVT. LTD, #3-4-360, Vajra Complex, General Bazar (Tobacco Bazar), M.G.Road, Hyderabad-500003.AP,India. 040-64555251 or 97000 57744.
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