Native to the town of Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh, these artisanal weaves are
hand-woven with a technique that has been preserved and handed down from the 5th
century. The art form was developed under the patronage of the Queen of Malwa,
Ahilyabai Holkar. Worn by the women in court and gifted to royal guests, the
influence of the region's architecture has been beautifully portrayed in every
warp and weft. Truly timeless in appeal, the cotton and silk weaves are
distinguished by their unique zari and brocade work.