Paithani is a variety of sari, named after the Paithan town in Aurangabad-Maharashtra state,
Woven by hand. Made by very fine silk, and considered as one of the richest sarees in the world.
Paithani sarees dates back to times as early as the Rigveda.
In the 18th Century the Patithani thrived under the patronage of the Peshwas.
It is believed that Madhavrao Peshwa Had a special love for Paithani textiles.