Sunday, 21 July 2013

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Silk Sarees Biogarphy

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The art is more than 2000 years old, developed in the then splendid city of Pratishthan ruled by the legendary Satavahanas ruler Shalivahana (See Shalivahana era) now Paithan by the Godavari in Marathwada, some 50 km from Aurangabad). In the far past it had been an international trade centre for silk and zari. Paithan was the capital of the Satavahanas dynasty (200 B.C.) and used to export cotton and silks to the great Roman Empire. During the 17th century, Aurangzeb patronized the weavers and the designs in this era came to be known as "Aurangzebi". Yeola is another place where Paithani is still alive, although few families practice the art now. It is said that the Peshwas encouraged this fascinating art of Paithani and patronized the production in Paithan. This technique of tapestry is one of the most ancient methods of creating Paithani with weaving in a multiple weft threads of different colours. The Peshwas in the 18th century had a special love for Paithani textiles and it is believed that Madhavrao Peshwa even asked for the supply of asavali dupattas in red, green, saffron, pomegranate and pink colours. Paithani weave was at the peak of its popularity during the reign of the Peshwas.
 It is believed that the Nizam of Hyderabad was also attracted to the Paithanis and made several trips to the small town of Paithan. His daughter-in-law, Niloufer, is believed to have introduced new motifs to the border and pallu (outer end of the sari) designs. Literature, both classical and folk, testifies to the existence of Paithani silk even before the Mughal age, though the last munificent patrons were the Peshwa rulers. The men wore the stole over their dhoti and kurta, while their women were resplendent in Paithani saris at weddings, festivals and religious ceremonies. As with most of the traditional arts and crafts of India, Paithani too suffered a decline under the British Raj. Once there were over 500 families practicing this hereditary art which required high technical skill and aesthetic sense, and tremendous discipline to do the slow, tedious work. Their migrations began with Muslim aggressions. The khatri community of weavers got scattered in search of work and settled down to whatever they found.


Silk Sarees  Wallpaper Photos Pictures Pics Images 2013

Silk Sarees  Wallpaper Photos Pictures Pics Images 2013

Silk Sarees  Wallpaper Photos Pictures Pics Images 2013

Silk Sarees  Wallpaper Photos Pictures Pics Images 2013

Silk Sarees  Wallpaper Photos Pictures Pics Images 2013

Silk Sarees  Wallpaper Photos Pictures Pics Images 2013

Silk Sarees  Wallpaper Photos Pictures Pics Images 2013

Silk Sarees  Wallpaper Photos Pictures Pics Images 2013

Silk Sarees  Wallpaper Photos Pictures Pics Images 2013

Silk Sarees  Wallpaper Photos Pictures Pics Images 2013

Silk Sarees  Wallpaper Photos Pictures Pics Images 2013

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