Our Techniques & Patterns
A motif (Usually circular or even asymmetrical motif)
handwoven in all over pattern.
An all over floral or creeper pattern handwoven to create a rich and dense look.
Now this is the most complicated weaving technique which no powerloom machine has ever been able to replicate. In this technique a weaver can weave two different natures of fabric in the same width. Let us consider for exmple a kadhiyal saree wherein the entire body of the saree is in Katan Silk fabric & the border area in the same width is woven in Kora-Organza fabric. The technique behind this style is that the weaver throws a separate shuttle for kora yarn & another separate shuttle for Katan Silk yarn in the same weft simultaneously. Just where both the shuttles meet, the weaver manually intertwines both the yarns & throws them back in the weft. Kadiyal technique of weaving helps achieve a border in a different fabric or/and in a sharply contrasting color using multiple changes in warp and the weft shuttle.
The detailed and arduous Kadwa (Kadhua) technique involves hand-weaving each motif separately. It is a more time consuming process on the handloom, but it results into a more prominent pattern, which stands out on the fabric
Considered to be a royalty among sarees, Paithani sarees hold a treasured place in the trousseau of a Maharashtrian bride. Also referred to as the ‘Queen of Silks’ is called so rightly because only royals and aristocrats once wore it. In a paithani saree, some Popular pallu and border motifs include mor (peacock), bangadi mor (bangle with four peacocks and lotus), munia/ tota-maina (parrot-maina), Ajanta lotus.
"Shikargah" designs are human or animal images especially in hunting postures very intrinsically woven into the fabric.
Tanchoi is a handweaving technique involving a single or double warp and two to five colors on the weft which are often of the same shade, on Silk fabric. Another stand alone feature of the Tanchoi sarees is that the fabric texture background has a Satin finish. These sarees are extremely light weight and soft to drape.