Maheshwari saree, comes from Maheshwar, a city in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh. Legend has it that Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar employed a special team of craftsmen from Surat and Malwa to design an exclusive nine yard saree that could be gifted to her relatives and guests visiting the palace. With the first saree conceived and designed by Her Highness herself, Maheshwari sarees went on to become a huge hit in the royal and aristocratic circle. They are woven as pure cotton, silk or silk cotton. Besides its understated elegance, these sarees are loved for its glossy finish and being light-weight.