the traditional dress for the Indian women. The Saree is believed to be one of
the oldest among the traditional Indian wear.
Saree is the traditional dress
for the Indian women. The Saree is believed to be one of the oldest among the
traditional Indian wear.
Saree as a word is derived from the prakrit word
"Sattika". The sari originated in the southern parts of India and
symbolizes the Indian heritage and the legacy. A keen interest in the
Indian Sarees is developed among women from different parts of the
world, who belong to the different nationalities and cultures.
Different state and different culture of India has its own
traditional piece of attire. The traditional attire of the Punjabis is known as
Patiala; those of the Gujratis and the Marwaris wear lehenga while in the
eastern and southern part of India have their Saree. The
Saree is essentially a length of unstitched cloth that can range from five
meters to nine meters. It can be draped in numerous ways over the body. The
most common style of wearing a Saree is by wrapping about the waist, cover the
midriff and run over to the shoulder. The beauty of the Indian woman truly
becomes unparallel in a sari.
The sari is the most
preferred attire in the Indian festivals. Saree is considered as auspicious and
holy. As you travel through the different parts of India you will be amazed by
the various different versions of the Saree. In the state of West Bengal you
will find the famous cotton Saree, Dhaniakhali cotton Saree,
Murshidabad silk Saree and the Baluchori silk Saree. Sarees
that have simple prints are reasonably cheaper and the middle class Bengali
women loves her cotton saris for the daily use. Once the cotton Sarees is
washed they become extremely comfortable and are preferred in the summer
months. These clothes are soft, soothing and fashionable too.
The state of Orissa specializes in the Ikkat, Sambalpuri Silk and
Kotki. The variety of Sarees in every state of India is symbolic of the diverse
Indian culture and tradition. The South Indian Kanjivaram Silk is popular in
every Indian household. Be it at the parties, or at the weddings, anniversaries
or even the various Indian festivals Saree are worn. The
Sarees are worn in different styles which depend on the various tradition and
taste. The texture, color and fabric narrate the story of sage, status,
religion and even the economic condition of the woman wearing it.
A Saree can be worn as a formal wear to casual
wear. The versatile
Saree is worn by housewives, air-hostesses, and even the
Queens. The Saree is a sign of royalty as well as symbolize the beauty and
strength of an average Indian woman. Indian woman has plenty of occasions to
wear the traditional Sarees especially during the festivals.
The graceful extravagant Benarasi silk that was born
in the holy city of Banaras in Uttar Pradesh is worn by the Indian bride.
Benarasi is the most typical wedding attire worn by a bride on the wedding day.
The Saree has many different varieties and styles in which
you can wear them. However the other important component of the Saree is the
blouse, the blouse completes the ensemble and plays a vital role in making a
woman look beautiful. The blouse is usually a short sleeved low necked one that
is so designed as to make it appropriate Indian summers. The blouses/cholis
have also had the designer touch and are available in different styles that
include halter neck, backless, and with designer sleeves.
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever” was once stated by John Keats. Now
if there is any hint of truth in the saying then the authentic Traditional Indian Saree
truly expresses the beauty. The Saree signifies romance responsibilities and
hard work that has been there in the Indian culture. With the eternal charm, Saree
is that graceful piece of Indian attire that describes the tradition and
culture that will always enhance the beauty of the Indian woman.