A saree or sari is a female garment in the Indian subcontinent. A sari is a strip of unstitched cloth, ranging from four to nine meters in length, that is draped over the body in various styles. There are various traditional styles of saree: Sambalpuri Saree from East, Kanchipuram from South, Paithani from West and Banarasi from North among others. The most common style is for the sari to be wrapped around the waist, with one end then draped over the shoulder baring the midriff. The sari is usually worn over a petticoat.
|My daughter wearing sari|
|My daughter wearing another sari|
|my daughter-in-law and my daughter in saree|
|My daughter with her friends all in sarees in the middle are sitting the my son during his wedlock ceremony.|
Sari, is Indian woman’s most admired – and perhaps oldest – costume, has been a veritable canvas for weavers, printers, embroiderers, dyers and crafts-persons. Over the centuries, they have created beautiful motifs and designs which draw their inspiration from the colourful miasma of India’s art, sculpture, landscape, religion, culture and day-to-day life…The Saree is also the world’s longest-surviving ‘unstitched’ garment for women!
Saris are usually known with different names in different places. In Kerala, white saris with golden border, are known as kavanis and are worn on special occasions. A simple white sari, worn as a daily wear, is called a mundu. Saris are called pudavai in Tamil Nadu. In Karnataka, saris are called kupsas.