Maheshwari Sarees

Maheshwar is a centre of handicraft workers since 5th century. Even today best quality handloom sarees are manufactured here. These have special identity and fame all over the world. This project was the result of Ahilyabai's foresightness. Rajmata laid down the foundation of this tiny industry. She brought and settled craftsmen from Hyderabad,Karnataka and Malwa. These sarees are made of cotton & silk. These have brilliant designs like checks,linings and beautiful borders of one to six inches breadth.These designs were inspired from the local monuments like temples & Ghats. Each saree takes 3 to 15 days depending upon design,pattern & colour combination. Maheshwar has major market of these saree trade. Unfortunately some workers engaged in this industry are now searching other revenues due to low income in this business.However some NGOs like Rewa Society are trying to save this traditional industry. Every tourist visiting Maheshvar purchases this saree.

Devi Ahilyabai Holkar

"God has entrusted the responsibility into me and I have to obey his orders. It is my duty to keep my people happy and secured.I am liable for the work done by me on the basis of my capacity and power and answerable to the God. Nothing is ....Read More

Rehwa Society, Maheshwar.

Rehwa Society was founded in 1979 , Rehwa Society is a non profit organisation working for the welfare of weavers of maheshwar

Contact information
Rehwa Society
Ahilya Fort
Maheshwar (M.P.)
Pincode 451 224
Phone: +918120001388
Registration No. 6421 Dt. 27-3-78

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How to reach Maheshwar

Maheshwar is 40 kilometres away from district headquarter Khargone.and 90 KM from Indore city which is commercial capital of MP.
By Air : Nearest airport is Indore and named Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport.Distance is 100 Km approx. Indore is a well connected to all the airports, and has almost ....Read More