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Art and Crafts of Maharashtra

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Most of the Maharashtrian jewelleries are derived from the legacies of Maratha and Peshwa dynasties. Kolhapur is famous for its special type of necklace called Kolhapur saaj. This jewellery is very much special for Maharashtrian women. Har and malas, mohanmal, bormal.

Kolhapuri Chappals

Kolhapur , besides being known for its textiles and cottons it is also famous for its hand-made leather sandals or chappals. These leather sandals made in simple style but finished with great perfection are very popular the world over.

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Kolhapur is most well-known for its hand-made leather sandals or chappals. These leather sandals are very popular all over the world. they are simple in styles and comfortable to wear.

Narayan Peth

Narayan Peth sari is a traditional Maharashtrian sari from approximately Sholapur, beautifully woven in silk with a contrasting zari border, generally with 'rudraksha' motifs.Narayan Peth saree is very much popular in and around Sholapur district of Maharashtra.

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Warli Painting

Warli paintings are the tribal wall paintings of the warli tribes of Maharashtra. Warlis are the largest tribes of Maharashtra live in northern outskirts of Mumbai. Womenfolks mainly do the paintings on the mud walls of the houses.

Paithani Sarees

The art of weaving Paithani saris is 2000 years old. The yarn used is pure silk and the zari or gold threads are drawn from pure gold. A heavily brocaded Paithani sari takes anywhere from six months to one and a half years to weave.

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Sawantwadi Crafts

The craft of lacquer ware was introduced into Sawantwadi around the end of the 17th century. During the 18th and the 19th centuries, various schools of this craft were started in Sawantwadi. Many of the artisans were moved from nearby Goa. The painting of mythological figures show three distinct styles, roughly divided into the Chitrakatha.


Mashru and Himru are two types of fabrics made of cotton and silk with lusture of satin. Aurangabad is famous for these fabrics. Himru shawls of Aurangabad is a less expensive type of brocade in which both silk and cotton threads are used to produce the multi-colored designs.

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The capability of the artisans of Maharashtra can be seen in the fine art and craft finishes. The fine fabrics of mashru and himroo are the clear examples of their highest level of weaving art..

Folk Arts

Dindi and Kala are two religious devotional dances performed in Maharashtra. These dances describe the playfullness of Lord Krishna. Dindi is a small drum like a 'Tamate'.

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>> Weaving

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>> Folk Arts


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