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The Indian Sari: A Classic Item

March 24, 2012

The creation of the Indian culture has generally provided importance and relevance to the usage of unstitched cloth and fabrics. This particular adherence to tradition could be tracked way back to their beliefs that these fabrics were perfect and real. Therefore, up to the contemporary day, the popularity of the Indian sari is even now obvious in day-to-day Indian culture.


Sari or saree comes from the Sanskrit word Sati meaning an item of cloth. It is the conventional dress of the women in India since the Indus Valley civilization and is still being used up until recently.

Sarees are not only found particularly utilized in India but as well as in the countries of Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Burma. A Sari is usually utilized that has a petticoat, often called a lehenga and along with a blouse known as a choli, which also may differ in various designs. Consequently, women seem more elegant and refined when a saree is utilized by using a choli which is adorned by using embroidery and accessories.

The design of wearing a saree also varies from one place to another. The most standard means of decorating the saree is for it to be put on around the waist with one end then swathed over the shoulder revealing the midriff. Additionally, there are other designs which include Nivi, a type that is commonly used in Andhra Pradesh, a state in India. Addititionally there is the Kanchipuram style which is widely used in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. And finally, the Shalwar or Salwar kameez, a type of pajama widely used in South Asia and Central Asia.

The types of these sarees, whether painted, embroidered or woven, present the essence of the culture and tradition of the people in South Asia. This shows how individuals are competent to keep the best thing about their custom and most importantly, that amidst these modern days, individuals still stayed in style employing their own traditional dresses and clothing.


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