SAREES

The saree/sari is an unstitched length of cloth, derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Sati’, which means ‘a strip of cloth’. It generally measures around 5 to 9 yards long, and 1.2 - 1.5 meters wide. It is worn as an essential attire by Indian women. The end strip, usually longer than a meter, is called the pallu or anchal. The saree is usually paired with a blouse and a petticoat. You can find a variety of sarees according to various fabrics, prints, weaving styles, embroideries, crafts, occasions and patterns. Cotton, chiffon, crepe, georgette, silk, organza, velvet, brasso, tussar, tissue, jute, satin, chanderi are some fabrics that are used for sarees. There are countless draping styles to match every occasion, to name a few dhoti style, pant style, lehenga style for an indo-western look and Nivi style, Marathi style, Bengali style and Gujarati style for traditional look. Sarees, such as those in red, yellow, orange, and maroon, look fantastic with gold-colored jewelry. Consider silver, diamond, or white-stone jewelry for cooler tones of colors.