Paithani Sarees BiographySource (Google.com.pk)
Do you offer Blouse Stitching ?
Yes, we do stitch blouse. Please use this page to send us measurements. Blouse Paithani Blouse Designs here.
Do you Issue Silk-Mark prescribed by Silk Mark Organization of India & Government of India?
Silk-Mark is a seal of assurance that guarantee that every Silk Paithani or Accessory you buy is made from finest Pure Natural Silk. Each Touch of Class product is tested and validated for quality, sustainability and accompany Silk-Mark.
Do you ship internationally ? What are Charges and Timeline ?
We ship worldwide. So far we have shipped to more than 40 counties from United States to South Africa. International orders shipped by INDIA POST REGISTERED AIR MAIL: with Tracking. Orders are dispatched within 48 hours excluding Holidays. It may be delayed by a week if you order Fall-Pico or Blouse stitching. Normal Delivery time is 2 weeks. Indian Delivery is made by Speed-Post and takes 3-4 days.
Do you accept international payments ?
Currently we accept PayPal as international payment. You may use your credit card or bank account and pay through PayPal. Soon we will be incorporating Credit Card Payments through our site. You may as well send us Bank remittances (for International payments) and Bank Cheque/DD/Money Order for India Payments.
What are return policies at Touch of Class ?
We guarantee each and every Paithani we sell. It includes our assurance of return, exchange provided it is not altered & tampered with. Your satisfaction is our profit and we will make every effort to earn it.
Can we visit your Store ?
Our presence is essentially on web. Our policy of supplying affordable and authentic Paithani limits us in investing in Brick-&-Mortar store which will nothing but adds premium on every Paithani we make. By keeping all overheads to zero, we are able to supply Paithanies at manufacturing cost. Our aim and existence is to offer most reasonable price with highest quality that will be appreciated by generations to come and should be within reach of every individual.
You can visit us at our current location with prior appointment and we will be more than happy to have our entire range of Paithani Saree's and Accessories to go through.
How do we contact you ?
You may contact us 24x7 by e-mail. You may call us between 10.00 AM to 7 PM (IST) Monday through Saturday at 91-20-24210353.
To write us: Request address to this e-mail
Do you have outlet elsewhere or franchise ?
No. We work directly with our clients. We do not have distributor, representative or agent to market/sell our products. We have come across incidents where some entity claim to represent us or our products. Beware such entities.
Can I make a suggestion or comment on something ?
We are eager to understand you and different view points. Drop us email at any time with your comment and advice. We will treat it with greatest honor and implement every possible step that will enrich buyers and visitors experience at the Touch of Class.
How we use profits ?
Touch of Class makes tiny profit from its sell with assurance of highest quality and lowest price. Profits are used to pay pension, healthcare plans and our support system for weavers & their family. Large part goes to education funding for growing children. Very small part is also contribute in our research of Maratha Art & Culture. All expenses such as website, marketing, exhibitions, designing and innovations with other necessities are sourced from Rashmi & Prashant Tapadia's personal income from consultancy they run.
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We do not accept any donations in monetary terms. We are working deeply to organize and write concise history of art and culture of the Maharashtra. Your literature contributions, suggestions, content and references are of great value to our quest. Please do drop us a line with question or information.
Paithan very close to Aurangabad (40)kms visited by the Greek traders from 400to200BC . Today is the ancient industry of gold and silver threaded embroidery for which the motifs are derived from the Ajanta Caves. The other point of interest are:Jain temple, Temple of sant Eknath, on the banks of Godavari river, Samadhi of sant Eknath, and of Navnath. Situated at the bank of a river is a very huge dam "Jayakwadi", which provides water to Aurangabad city and surrounding place.
Recently built is very famous "Sant Eknath Garden" spread over huge 97 acres of land. This is a replica of the Vrindavan Garden of Mysore, and is used to shoot various scenes for the Hindi and Marathi Movies
Known the world over as a poem hand woven in silk and gold, Paithani Sarees are for those with discerning and refined taste. The art of weaving Paithani flourished in 200B.C., during Satvahana era. since then Paithani is coveted in India as a precious heirloom passing on from generation to generation. Exquisite silk from Paithani was exported to many countries and was traded in return for gold and precious stones. Shear dedication and the faith of the weavers has kept alive Paithani silk work for more than 2000years. Real Paithani is hand woven pure silk and gold/silver
Intricate designs on pallu and border is a specialty of Paithani Sarees. Motifs on pallu are generally peacock, lotus, mango and other designs taken form Ajanta Caves. Traditional creative artistry and pain staking workmanship combine to form this unique cloth. Paithani Sarees can take between 2 months to years to manufacture, depending on border and pallu design and costs from Rs.6000/- to Rs.500,000.
Described in early literature as Maharashtra. "the great fabric, a cloth is being woven since thousands of years from a very ancient and popular city known as Supratishthapuram, a silken cloth brocaded with golden threads, is what we call today the Paithani. The city is today known as paithan, giving fabric its modern name.
The fabric woven in traditional ways even after many centuries, is renowned as "the great fabric" not only for Maharashtra but also from India. Even in today's advanced world the methods of weaving Paithani have not changed at all , the reason why its not lessened by a whisker. Woven with extremely dedicate silk threaded sticks, the Paithani is one fabric, which cannot be matched by any other cloth today that is why it is enchanting legacy from Maharashtra and fabric of beautifully women.
In the gifted city the silken cloths are being woven over last mancentories. There are also places in India having old traditional of weaving silk but Paithani has carvedand retained a destinative niche since ancient times. A germentfor ladies and the Pitambara,the yellow cloth are the two types in which the Paithani is made today
Like its technique, the design patterns used on the Paithani are also special. Moreover, the silk that is used in weaving it is also very delicate. Only the nature source such as various leaves, flowers, tree-skin, soils, lamps soot, etc. are used to make these brilliant and attractive special colors.
The names of Paithani are based on their colors. The harmony between the design of the borders and the overall color is also important, thus what color should go with what designs is predetermined and depending on these combinations the Paithani. References to this pattern can also be found in folksongs and literature