Maheshwar is a small town on the bank of river Narmada in the Dhar district of M.P.
Maheshwar is an ancient town of pilgrimage with a rich heritage of art and culture.
Maheshwar after becoming the capital of Devi Ahilyabai Holkar state, witnessed the development of handloom sector. Devi Ahilya Bhai invited many artisans from many princely states like Hyderabad, Manday and many more to settle in Maheshwar and develop exclusive fabrics. The source of Inspiration of design in these sarees are the designs inscribed on the walls of forts. These designs can be found even on the border of Maheshwar sarees. The design pattern includes stresCheeks and floral pattern.
Number of handlooms – 2449
Number of weavers 7347
Handloom products – sarees, dress material, scarf and stoles.
Cluster Accessibility –
Maheshwar is well connected with Roadways, Railways and Airways
Roadways – 2 km away From Bus stop
Railway junction Always -84 km away from Devi AhilyA Bai Holkar Indore airport.
Reference – http://handlooms.nic.in/User_Panel/UserView.aspx?TypeID=1242
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