ARTS & CRAFTS IN MAHARASHTRA

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Capital of Maharashtra : Mumbai
Travel Attractions : Gateway Of India , Ajanta And Ellora Caves , Marine Drive.
Languages Spoken : Marathi
Best Time To Visit : September To April (Coastal Regions) And September To Mid-June (Hill Stations)

The Famous Paithani Saree of MaharashtraMaharashtra is the proud home to various different artistic techniques that have flourished under many rulers including the Marathas, the Mughals and the British. The state has a long and varied tradition of art and crafts from the paintings at Ajanta dating back to many hundreds of years to today's Warli paintings. Another known craft of the state is the Worli folk paintings. The legendary beauty of the Paithani silk saris, the intricate silver inlay craft of Bidriware, which reached its culmination under the Mughals, and the beautifully woven silk Himroo and Mashru shawls, the craft of Lacquerware in Sawantwadi continue to cast their spell on visitors. Kolhapur is famous for jewellery designed in traditional patterns of the Marathas and the Peshwas. The city is also known for its hand-made leather sandals or chappals, which are popular throughout the world for their simple styles, quality of leather and design.

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