Maheshwari Saris are made in the ancient town of Maheshwar and have a history dating back to 1500 years. The weaving tradition in the town prospered under the patronage of Maharani Ahiyabai Holkar who ruled the state of Indore between 1765 to 1795.
The Saris are plain or they have stripes or checks with geometric motifs on the borders. The zig zag weave border which is typical of Maheswari Saris is also referred to as the “Narmada Lehar” by Locals
Sari, Saree or Sadis as they are known in different parts of India are a must have for every Indian Woman. Avishya offers a stunning collection of handwoven / handcrafted saris from across India. Our weaves include Kanchipurams, Banarasis, Chanderis, Patolas, Ikats, Jamdanis & more. We also have a stunning range of block printed sarees, screen printed saris and embroidered saris
Khoj is Maheswari clothing label created by Kavita Sanghi. Kavita draws heavily from Nature for her designs. The label is known for its trademark, forest-inspired block prints on classic Maheshwaris. Khoj was born nearly 30 years ago, when Kavita desired to help weavers in Maheshwar sell their products better by taking the Maheshwari beyond traditional saris to other apparel like salwar suits and scarves. From solo leaf prints, to tall trees, birds, animals and entire forests, all of Nature finds itself block-printed on Kavita’s Maheshwari saris, salwar suits and scarves. Her colour palette varies from solid oranges, reds, blues and greens to unusual shades created by a mix and match of weaves. For instance, to an orange weft, she adds a pink or blue weave, which gives the sari an uncommon colour. While it’s the bright hues that draw youngsters, the elders tend toward her beiges, whites, greys and indigos. You could wear this line to weddings, parties or even to office, depending on how you style it. Pair it with wood jewellery, diamonds or pearls, but always, keep it classy!