The weaving culture of Chanderi emerged between the 2nd and 7th centuries that emanated on the boundary of two cultural regions - Malwa and Bundelkhand. The Chanderi sari tradition began in the 13th century. In the beginning, the weavers were Muslims hence the impact of the Mughal traditional on the designs. Traditional coin, floral art, peacocks, and geometric designs are woven into different Chanderi patterns. The saris are among the finest in India and are known for their gold and silver zari and fine rich silks befitting royalty.