Each and every thread of the paithani saree is hand woven . All the process involved in weaving a saree is carried out manually , No machine is used in any of the steps . Each weaver works from home with all his/her family helping in different steps of the process. Their life revolves around weaving. It requires approximately 1 month to 2 years ( depending on the variety of saree ) of continuous efforts from two persons for weaving a saree on a handloom machine.
The core materials used for manufacturing the saree are silk and jari , we import silk from Banglore and jari form Surat.
The core materials used for manufacturing the saree are silk and jari , we import silk from Banglore and jari form Surat..
The process starts with dyeing the silk material. We have specially dedicated experts for this process. In short the colouring process includes dipping the material repeatedly in the boiled colour water. We take the utmost care while dyeing the silk to make sure that the colour is uniform throughout the material and it doesn’t affect the quality of the material. The colouring process is a very crucial step in getting a good saree. The colours are applied as per the specification for our designers and also as per the orders from our customers.
DRYING THE MATERIAL
After colouring the silk is dried in shade. Drying the material in sunny can harm the material.
After the silk is dried, it is rolled over smoll sticks ( called kandis locally )
WEAVERS AT WORK
The next step involves the actual weaving process of the saree please see the handloom machines used for weaving the saree in the below pictures.