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Maharani Trading

We aim to show our customers just some of the riches that are to be found in the textiles from the Indian subcontinent.


In our store you will find a wide selection of embroidered and plain silk jackets, suitable for parties, weddings and other special events. These come in all sizes from 8 to 22. We sell silk trousers in all sizes to match.


We have an exclusive arrangement with a leading fashion designer in Gujarat, Archana Shah, with whom we have worked for six years.  Archana is based in Ahmedabad and is widely known throughout India for encouraging craftsmen and women to use their skills in the clothing that she makes. Archana has for many years worked with groups of artisans in Gujarat and beyond. She has fostered their traditional skills to improve the quality of their lives. We at Maharani are proud to have been associated with all that she and they have achieved. So you will find silk and cotton weaves, running stitch designs, embroidered muslins based on the chikan work from Lucknow, cotton tops and skirts all of which are exclusive to Maharani. We are pleased to include here photographs from Archana's workshop. Recently we have also begun to work with Neeru Kumar, whose exquisitely designed clothing in tie-dyed silk, woven wools and silk and cottons is proving very popular.

Within the store you will also find cotton bedspreads, reversible cotton quilts and a range of old textiles including phulkari, bagh, kantha and much more.


Please also note that we have one of the widest ranges of shawls in London.  These include the finest embroidered and plain pashminas, shawls in wool and cashmere as well as silk and cotton shawls and dupattas.


Our pashminas come from Kashmir and we are proud to work with the Andrabi brothers who have done much to bring this beautiful work back into the public eye.

We also sell costume jewellery from Jaipur.

Everything in the store has been sourced personally in India.

Please note that we hold 3 special events a year, which include talks about textiles.  If you would like to come to one of these, please email us.


We hope that you will enjoy shopping at Maharani.


Sarah Mahaffy
sarah.mahaffy@zen.co.uk