The Maheshwari saree is quite famous for its sheer beauty and gossamer thin blend of silk and cotton yarn. This weaving art is carried out either on a pure cotton fabric, or a mix of silk and cotton. It is characterized by geometrical motifs, such as small checks or stripes made on the cloth with dark colored border. Generally, the borders of such sarees bear heavy gold or silver Zari work. Signifying the royal texture and style, Maheshwari is known to be one of the subtle forms of designs. It belongs to Maheshwar, a small place in Madhya Pradesh.
With elasticity, lightness and fine thread cutout, Maheshwari sarees are considered apt to be worn in summers. In previous times, earthy colors were used, like red, purple, green, maroon and black by using natural dyes. And now, Maheshwari sarees are woven in jewel tones derived from chemicals. Even, the color selection has also included mauve, blue, yellow, orange and pink that is mixed with gold or silver threads. It is the distinctive style of Maheshwari sarees that has made them popular all over the world.