Long history, exceptional geography and combination of diverse community and religion have generated the strong base of the Indian and hence, India is known for its precious and unusual traditions and culture accompanied by the unique life style of the people. But, when it comes to the Indian culture and traditions, the component that can best remind you of the Indian culture is the Indian Traditional Clothes that are having million years of history along with them. Indian Sarees is the traditional Indian wear for women and girls since the ancient time and are still on the go with various different pattern styles and fabrics. Saree is a strip of unstitched cloth that ranges in various and pattern and size from four to nine meter in length that is draped over the body in different styles. Even though with the occurrence of the western culture and clothes, a loving corner in the people’s heart for the Saree has still maintained the same love and respect. Sarees are brought to a superior level by the various designers by expanding the wings of Indian Fashion Saris and including various different patterns such as Bridal Sarees, Fashion Sarees, Bollywood Sarees, Weeding Sarees and many other varieties. Every new day a new look is been provided to the Indian traditional wear “SAREE” by the talented designers.
Step 1. Around your body.
Firstly at the navel, put the plain end of the saree into the petticoat and go on with putting, till you take a complete circle from right to left. Adjust the lower end of the saree according to your height and requirement. It is suggested to wear your foot wear so that you drape the saree to the right length.
Step 2. Measuring the Pallu.
Hold the top edge of the saree where the pallu is and bring it around your hips to the front and over your left shoulder, thus measuring the length of the pallav or pallu. The pallav should hang down the back to the knee. You may pin your pallav to your sari blouse provisionally.
Step 3. Making pleats.
Create pleats with the saree. Make about 7 to 10 pleats and hold them up together so that they fall straight and even. Tuck the pleats into the waist petticoat slightly to the left of the navel, taking care to see that the pleats are turned towards the left.
Step 4. The pallu.
The remaining portion of the saree must be turned once around the body and then draped over the left shoulder. Arrange the pleats on this part of the saree and then pin them up on the left shoulder to prevent the pallu from falling off.
This is the most common method to wear a saree.
There are diverse ways of wearing saree depending upon the climatic geography and religious culture. The most common style to wear saree is to wrap it around the waist, with the loose end of the drape to be worn over the shoulder, baring the stomach. Now a day’s sarees can be draped in to various styles but it requires sarees of particular form or length. Saree is usually worn over the petticoat with the blouse. The choli is having the narrow neck and short sleeves. Now a days, with the advancement of saree there are also various patterns of cholis in the market.
- Nivi – These styles are originally worn in Andhra Pradesh; apart from the modern nivi, there is also the kaccha nivi, where the pleats are passed through the legs and tucked into the waist at the back. This allows free movement while covering the legs.
- Gujarati – This style of saree wearing is completely opposite to that if NIVI, in the manner that the loose end is handled. In Gujarati style, the loose end is draped over the right shoulder and not on the than the left shoulder, and it is also draped back-to-front and not the other way around.
- Maharashtrian/Kashta – This drape of wearing saree is some what very similar to that of the male Maharashtrian dhoti. The middle portion of the sari (held lengthwise) is placed at the center back, the ends are brought forward and tied securely and after that the two ends are wrapped around the legs. When worn as a sari, an extra-long cloth is used and the ends are then passed up over the shoulders and the upper body. They are primarily worn by Brahmin women of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
- Dravidian – Sari drapes worn in Tamil Nadu; many feature a pinkosu, or pleated rosette, at the waist.
- Madisaara style – This drape is characteristic of Brahmin ladies from Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
- Kodagu style – This drape is restricted to ladies hailing from the Kodagu district of Karnataka. In this style, the pleats are created in the rear, instead of the front. The loose end of the sari is draped back-to-front over the right shoulder, and is pinned to the rest of the sari.
- Gond – This Sari styles are found in many parts of Central India. The cloth is first draped over the left shoulder, then arranged to cover the body.
- Malayali style – The two-piece sari is generally worn in Kerala. This sarees are usually made of unbleached cotton and ornamented with colored stripes or gold and/or borders.
- Tribal styles – The tribal women often secured by tying them firmly across the chest, covering the breasts.
A sari is amidst the earliest enduring fashion statement of the Indian culture. The evolution of saree is considered to be thousand years back with the evolution of the Indian race. Besides of several cultural invansion, globalization of style and cultural philosophy has failed to weaken the esteem of this unique Indian trend. The word saree is basically adopted from the Sanskrit “sati” word that means a piece of cloth from “sati” it evolved Prakrit word “sadi” and finally evolved the word Saree in Hindi. Indian Saree is widely accepted as the traditional wear in several parts of Asian countries such as India Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan Burma and many others. A saree is 5 to 6 meter long cloth that has prints and designs which is draped around the lower portion of a women’s body. A blouse is worn on the top and the section left after draping is known as Pallav. This pallav is used to cover the head, which is the most important element of Indian Tradition. The history of Saree related with the Indus valley civilization which flourished during 1800 BC, in the western part of India. Various ancient Tamil poems describe the women dressed up in saree. Ancient Sculptures from the Mathura, Gupta and Gandhara schools shows several goddesses and dancers dressed up in sarees. Till 20th century in many parts of south India, women preferred to wore only the saree and kept their upper part exposed. But with the passage of time their have been huge change in the manufacturing and wearing of the sarees.
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