No Maharashtrian wedding trousseau is complete without paithani sari and shela (stole), the best the family can afford. these then become teasured heirlooms, preserved and worn by generations, fragnant with memories. Generally shela is passed from mother-in-law to daughter-in-law as a symbol of transferring the responsibility of a housefold.
This shela has an elaborate golden pallu with creeper design in minakari on both ends. It has bold Jai phul jari buttis all over the ground and a broad border in narali patterns.