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* * * * * PAITHANI CARE & PRESERVATION * * * * *

Revision 1.2 [Date: Jan 1st 2012]

Paithani is one and only heritage textile being woven as it was weaved some five thousand years ago. The loom itself is mere wooden structure to hold raw silk fibers and woven fabric. The unevenness of texture, slight color/reflection variations and lines or waves are inherent parts of textile that is woven by hands using natural raw silk and dyes. The beauty is in the structure that is created by artisans using fingers.

Such appearance is identity of a woven fabric and should not be interpreted as defect. While Touch of Class carries several checks and quality tests on raw material to minimize even smallest variations, it is impossible to physically inspect over 4800 warp threads and multiple weft in each saree.

We guarantee each and every Paithani we make and ensure that it is free from any defect that is not resulted from above.


Doís and Doníts:

         Use your paithani more often. Just like any natural material, it needs to adopt changes in weather and environment.

         Donít apply deodorant, perfume or any chemical directly on Paithani.

         Avoid rainy season or direct contact with water. If you get stain donít try to clean at home. You may damage it further.

         Paithani is the result of many laborers and artisansí hard work from growing silk worms to finished fabric, love it and it will bring joy to you. Beyond fabric it showers you with blessings from each individual that make it happen.



         After every use [or if not in use, every 3 months], spread your paithani in dry place and let it breath for a day.

         Avoid direct sunlight for prolonged period but let it get enough sunlight during above.

         Change folds and keep in muslin bag or cloth.

         Preferred storage place is wooden chest or cabinet. Avoid steel or plywood cabinets as they do not offer natural environment and air circulation.

         Never use Naphthalene Balls. Use cloves instead. Just drop few cloves in cabinet and that will keep insects away.

         Do not use hangers. Just put it in shelf.

         Do not put in plastic bags/containers or cardboard boxes.



         Use dry iron (or completely drain water from steam iron) with settings on Silk.

         Always iron from back side. Move slowly around fabric.

         If folds are sharp, use small cotton fabric between iron and silk and use little higher temperature.

         Never place iron at one place, keep moving around to avoid damage.

         Jari area can be similarly ironed. Since Touch of Class used Silk base Jari, it is be free from shrinkage and twisting.

         You may send paithani to expert Dry-Cleaners for Roll-Press but make sure they know the delicateness and value of it.



         In case of any damage, tearing or stain, consult us or any expert available near you. Do not opt for home remedy unless you get opinion from them.


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 This compilation is applicable to all hand woven textiles made from Natural fibers. For cotton material, ironing can be done at desired settings. Follow individual instructions to ensure optimum results. 

* * * * * Prepared by, Dr. Prashant Tapadia, Touch of Class Paithani! * * * * *


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