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Evolution of the SAREE
Friday, April 10, 2015 2:40:58 AM America/Chicago
The Sari, saree or shari is a garment that consists of a drape varying from five to nine yards (4.57 meters to 8.23 meters) in length and two to four feet (60 cm to 1.20 m) in breadth that is typically wrapped around the waist, with one end draped over the shoulder, baring the midriff. That’s the definition derived from Wikipedia, which describes the saree as a means of clothing.
The true definition of a saree is a piece of clothing which when a woman wears brings out her most beautiful side to the fore front and showcases her confidence, poise, glamour and to top it all, her heritage.
The saree has been an integral part of the Indian culture for centuries and again referring to Wikipedia sources, it dates back to 2800-1800 BC, thus making it one of the oldest forms of dressing in the world.
A woman has always seen her mother, grandmother, aunt and sister draped in a saree right since she is born and the idea of wearing a saree one day is imprinted in her mind since her early age. To consider the saree as just a means of clothing is wrong as it signifies a lot of things namely:-
Over the centuries, the Indian saree has now evolved and is now found in a variety of forms. Lets take a look at the varieties and understand the evolution of the Indian Saree.
BandhaniSarees: The traditional bandhejsaree or BandhaniSaree is a form of tie and dyed practice of designing patterns on a saree. These are quite popular in Rajasthan and Gujarat and are available in all possible colors,variety and the best price range. The pink city Jaipur is famous for its BandhejSarees, LehariyaSarees and GarcholaSarees.
BanarasiSarees: Banarasi sari is one of the most beautiful Indian saree made in Banaras now known as Varanasi, the holy city of India. Saris from Banaras are considered as one of the finest saris in India and specially known for heavy work of gold and silver brocade or zari and embroidery. Banarasisarees are not only traditional attire, but also a symbol of pride, happiness,union, and celebration for Indian women.
Silk Sarees: Silk sarees are one of the most attractive sarees of India and quite popular among the Indian women.It is known as Paat in eastern India,Pattu in Southern India and Resham in Hindi. Silk sarees are famous not only in India but all around the world for its design,printed fine texture,vibrant colors and Embroidery. These beautiful sarees are used during weddings or festival celebrations in most part of Southern India. Silk saris are famous from Mysore, Kanchipuram silk sarees and Bhagalpur silk sareesthat are also available in different variants like Embroidery Silks,Printed Silk,Cot Silk,Raw Silk and Pure raw silk.
ChanderiSarees: Chanderi Sari is one of the most favoredsaree of Indian women,made with mix of silk and cotton. Due to its very light weight and easy to carry quality, it has become one of the most ideal and first choice of the Indian woman. Chanderi is a small town situated in Ashoknagar district in the heartland of India called Madhya Pradesh, It is also famous for its brocades and muslin. Famous sarees from chanderi are Silk chanderisaree and Cotton chanderi silk sarees.
TantSaree: The famous attire from the state West Bengal, Bengali Sarees are vibrant in color and always easy to handle for every type of occasion. TantSaree is famous for its lightness,transparency and comfort and is available in a wide range of design, color and style in the Indian market. It also known as favouredsaree as it can be worn as a casual wear as well as a party or festival wear. The comfort and eligibility of tantsaree makes it different from other Indian saris and its first choice of Bengali Women.
SambalpuriSarees: SambalpuriSarees are ranked as some of the most beautiful saris in India and itis the pride of Orissa.The pure hand loom sarees made from Taussor, Silk and soft cotton, also known as Ikat and Sambalpurisaree locally named as shadhi. SambalpuriSarees has a strip of unstitched fabric from 4 to 9 meter in length, which is to be wrapped over the body in various styles. It was first produced in the Sambalpur district of Indian state Orissa therefor called sambalpurisarees.
KosaSarees: KosaSarees is one of finest sari and gives a royal look to an Indian woman. Kosa is a type of silk found in trees like sal and saja and is available in different colors,patterns and designs. The price of kosasaree depends on the purity of the silk and handwork.
NauvariSarees: NauvariSaree is a traditional Maharashtrian Saree, and is also worn by Marwari women. MaharashtriannauvariSaree has a unique way of wearing as it is worn without a petticoat and in kaccha style.
Chiffon Sarees: Chiffon sari is the most elegant saree among all other Indian sarees. The fabric of the Chiffon Sarees is most popular because of its trendy look,unique quality and is easily available in numbers of colors with embroidery. Chiffon is made from cotton,silk and synthetic fiber. Party Wear chiffon fabric sarees in various colors, styles and trends makes it one of the first choices of beautiful young Indian woman.
Georgette Sarees: Georgette Sarees is one of the most affordable saree for Women and is easily available in a variety of shades with ornamental work. The best feature of Georgette Sareesis its easy handling, wash friendly nature and can be worn in every style. It offers a wide range of patterns like Jaal Embroidered Georgette,Designer Georgette Sarees and Pure Georgette Sarees.
Net Sarees: The all time favorite net sarees are made from different nets like soft and hard net, and the most fascinated saree among all sarees. Due to its glamorous look and comfort feel it has become a must haveattire among the young girls as well as women. It is an eye - catching sareethat gives a modern look and worth seeing.
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