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.
This saree is made of silk with an ornamented zari pallav and border. Traditional vines and flowers, shapes of fruits and stylized forms of birds are used as motifs in this
saree. No mechanical means like the jacquard or jala are used to create the designs in
Making a saree is a long process; it takes a long time finishing a piece. And it also needs lots of hard work and expertise to make this fine fabric. So, price of this painstaking workman ship is always high. Nearly a month's time is spent in completing a piece of simple
Paithani saree, and from five to nine months is spent to complete its more elaborate (brocade) version.