Weaves that Flow with the Narmada
Maheshwar is famous for its diaphanous silk and cotton weaves with striking zari borders. The saris of Maheshwar are light in weight and drapes easily; hence, they have become wardrobe essentials for many handloom enthusiasts. The technique used for inserting the border is called Dobby and is used predominantly in Maheshwari weaves. Weavers take inspiration from nature and represent themes like waves of Narmada (leher), rope (rassa), cotton flower(rui phool), etc. in designing borders.
The present day Maheshwari textile is referred to as the Neem Reshmi, distinct from the older, more traditional iteration called Garbh Reshmi.
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