BUYING A MAHESHWARI
Maheshwari fabric is a blend of cotton and silk. A relatively simple Maheshwari sari will cost about Rs 3,000. Saris priced at less are likely to have synthetic yarn in them making the sari less soft than an authentic cotton–silk Maheshwari.
The border of a Maheshwari sari looks the same front and back. It has a delicacy to it and you will not be able to tell the difference when you look at it from either side. The patterns on the borders are usually borrowed from the architectural details of Ahilya Fort in Maheshwar and the pallu has horizontal lines.
Traditional colours for a Maheshwari sari are old rose, turmeric, orange–saffron and fuchsia. Maheshwari saris do not require dry cleaning. They can be washed easily by hand at home and can be line dried and ironed.