Traditionally, the Maharashtrian woman wears a nine-yard sari known as navwadi, and the men colourful turbans or phetas. Maharashtra
as a region has a strong textile history and has several different
types of saris or materials that a typical of a particular part or
region, such as Kolhapur, Pune and Paithan.
Jewellery patterns of the Marathas and the Peshwas are still very much in vogue. The Maharashtrian woman loves to wear her malas and hars or necklaces. A favourite with all, is the nose ring or nath, usually with pearls and red and white stones.