“Far and wide the roads were planted with shady trees, and wells were made, and rest-houses for travellers. The poor, the homeless, the orphaned were all helped according to their needs. The Bhils, who had long been the torment of all caravans, were routed from their mountain fastnesses and persuaded to settle down as honest farmers. Hindu and Musalman alike revered the famous Queen and prayed for her long life,” writes Annie Besant.
Such was the power and greatness of Rajmata Ahilyadevi Holkar!
It was under her leadership, Maheshwar flourished as a hub for handloom textile enterprise.
Our Ahilya Collection of sarees is dedicated to all the weavers from Maheshwar.
Handloom weaving is the thriving source of income in the city of Chanderi located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The Chanderi saree thus descends its name from the soul of this town.
It is believed there exists a flourishing community of weavers due to the unwavering commitment of not for profit organizations weaving cluster project and other government led training institutes to revive the exquisite and timeless weaves of
It is no hidden fact that the original Chanderi fabric is handwoven with the hand-spun cotton thread, intricately, making the fabric light as air yet sturdy, which leads to the creation of its shimmering texture.