Paithani saris are hand woven from very fine silt thred. The unique speciality of the paithani is its birder and pallu that are generally in contrast witht he sari's butidar or plain ground. the jari based pallu has pattern woven in silk. a special dhoop-chav (light and shade) effect is achieved by bringing two different coloured threads together during the process of weaving.
The designs show the influence of the Ajanta frescoes (5th century CE) situated near Aurangabad. Motifs like the padma (lotus), hamsa (swan), ashrafi (coins), asavali (flowering vnes), bangadimor (peacock in a bangle), popat (parrot), narali motif (cocunut), humaparinda (imaginative bird) are commonly woven in paithani saris.
This paithani sari is known as akroti or zipruti. It has a pallu with akroti (wall-nut) pattern and the borders are in narali (coconut) pattern. The ground of the sari has buttis of three leaves