Once an exclusive prized possession of the royal heirloom, Maheshwari sarees have become a handloom favourite of the modern woman. While silk cotton fabric is trending in a big way, Maheshwari sarees are also available in exclusive silk and cotton variants. Woven with silk on warp and cotton on weft, Maheshwari silk cotton sarees are noted for striped, checkered and floral borders. The characteristic pallus have five stripes, whereas borders are reversible, which means the saree can be draped either side! The colour palette is mostly earthy with maroon, red, green, purple and black being the popular hues and body of the drape is plain, striped or chequered. Being lightweight and easy to handle, these lustrous sarees make for comfortable drapes for various festive occasions.