Sunday, 13 October 2013

#23. Indian Saree Style

A sari or saree is a strip of unstitched cloth, worn by women, ranging from four to nine yards in length that is draped over the body in various styles which is native to the Indian Subcontinent.[1][2][3][4] The word sari is derived from Sanskrit शाटी śāṭī[5] which means 'strip of cloth'[6] and शाडी śāḍī or साडी sāḍī in Prakrit, and which was corrupted to sāṛī in Hindi.[7] The word 'Sattika' is mentioned as describing women's attire in ancient India in Buddhist Jain literature called Jatakas.[8] This could be equivalent to modern day 'Sari'.[8] The term for female bodice, the choli is derived from another ruling clan from ancient Tamil Nadu, the Cholas. Rajatarangini (meaning the 'river of kings'), a tenth-century literary work by Kalhana, states that the Choli from the Deccan was introduced under the royal order in Kashmir.[9] The concept of Pallava, the end piece in the sari, originated during the Pallavas period and named after the Pallavas, another ruling clan of Ancient Tamilakam.


India is a diverse country and the uniqueness of this nation is a garment called SAREE OR SARI, draped by the Indian women. The draping style of the sari is different in every state as well as by different communities. The Sari can be worn over a choli or blouse which forms the upper garment and can be draped around a lower garment the petticoat.

Saris form the culture in India and each State and its many regions are known for their specific saris. A sari makes a women complete by its drape, accentuating her feminine curves, yet giving her altogether a graceful touch.

The border style is one of the basic points of distinguish between different sarees from the South Indian region. While contrasting wide borders are popular styles for some of these varieties, there are others with borders not wider than 1 inch. Wrap patterning, dyeing and weaving are the popular practices for designing different types of borders for these sarees.

Coimbatore Sarees:

Coimbatore is the North West region of the state of Tamil Nadu and produces a very fine cotton cloth in an amazing range of traditional and artisan styles. The sarees are all 48" width or more and the standard six yards. Soft cotton handloom sarees are the specialty of Coimbatore.

Chettinad Sarees:
Chettinad is a region of the Sivaganga district of southern Tamil Nadu state, India. Karaikudi is known as the capital of Chettinad. The uniqueness of these sarees is their bold colors and patterns of checks and stripes in contrasting hues. These sarees are slightly heavier or rather thick and that is one of the reason they are not so much in demand in this fast modern lifestyles.

Sungudi Sarees:
One of South India's great temple towns, Madurai is synonymous with the celebrated Meenakshi Temple. Situated on the banks of river Vaigai, Madurai has a rich cultural heritage passed on from the great Tamil era more than 2500 years old. Madurai was an important cultural and commercial centre even as early as 550 AD. It was the capital city for the great Pandya kings.

The Madurai town is famous for Sungudi sarees. The peculiarity of Sungudi sari is their border and the tie and dye art which is imparted on these saris. This ethnic art of Saurashtra is seen in south India on these saris. The 48 inch saris are tie and dyed to create beautiful patterns of sunbursts effects, marbelling, bindis etc along with the woven border. Sungudi as the name says is the best wear in summers the saris are dyed with vibrant colours and have the ability to reflect the hot Tamilnadu sun. Saris from the south are known for their cotton and Sungudi sari too is constructed in a way that it is light in weight and soft to touch.

Kanjeevaram Saree:
Kancheevaram saris the pride of India finds its roots in the city of kancheepuram also known as the Silk City. The city boasts of expertise handloom weavers who take pains in creating and giving birth to kanjeevaram, the art consists of manually dyeing the silk yarns, warping and drawing them as per the design and finally weaving the saree.
Kancheepuram is popular for its famous silk sarees with renowned craft works a traditional home industry.
The specialty of Kancheepuram Saree is that in 1.2 inches of warp frame there will be 60 holes in which there will be 240 threads in Warp and around 250 to 300 threads in the Weft which gives strength to the saree. Kancheepuram sarees are known for its weight because of this. A regular Kancheepuram saree weighs around 600 grams. 

The kanjeevarams were once upon a time and still are woven with gold threads and zari to create beautiful patterns of peacock motifs, paisleys floral. The saree is heavily woven with the zari work and looks rich. Every female prides in owning a Kanjeevaram. This saree is also called as a bridal wear. The kanjeevaram is also used in the making of other rich garments like sherwanis, salwar suits, shararah. The colour of this prized possession is an important factor, the saris range from all bright palette hues, adding to its vibrancy and richness. It is believed that the weavers pride in making the kanjeevarams and are so dedicated, that the intricacy of their work is reflected on the sarees. Some of the sarees take around a year or two to form right from the dyeing stage to finishing stage.

 Latest Designer sarees for essential part of woman's wardrobe
When asked for the type of Saree to wear during any function, a lot of recommendations are being given by some or the other person thereby making it a tough choice to pick the one of the so many available choices. The best part of the Saree is that it is available in all the different patterns and styles suiting women of all ages. The prominence of Saree is increasing day by day due to its global popularity. Indian women are specially found wearing Saree in the functions like social gathering, engagement, wedding and festivals.
Womens love for sarees is evident from the fact that they live draping it in each special occasion. They love sarees above all outfits. If one desires to be dressed in the designer outfit, go for the designer sarees that are worked upon very well by the reputed designers. I know you might be thinking of why to spend on the designer sarees but the money to spend is really worth to make you look stunning & adorable among all. Here are the top 5 reasons to choose designer sarees as your priority for special occasions.

1.     Quality Fabric Usage:

Designers thoroughly research and then come to the decision on selecting the most comfortable fabric to design Saree on. Fabric plays a major role and so designers keep it as its foremost priority before designing the Saree. So, just forget about the comfortability zone as you will surely be able to adapt the Saree in the fabric that the designer prepares. Or you can also select the fabric suiting your body type.

2.     Color Range:

The designer sarees would be surely embedded with too many colors. Designers love mixing up the colors giving a beautiful look. They will also have a good collection of single color sarees. Select the color most suitable to you.

3.     Latest Designs:

You will doubtlessly get the latest designs while opting for designer Saree. Designers do take care of the trend and set the patterns and work likewise that stays in fashion for a long time. The additions are also made in the designer sarees.

The embellishments like stones, zari work, beads, sequins, zardosi work, thread work, etc. are all the additions that are very well taken care of while preparing the Saree. With the trappings, the overall look of the Saree will become more enchanting.


4. Ethnicity:

The ethnicity holds much on your part while buying designer Saree. Designers do respect each religion and so has a regional collection too. Some designers have a collection of only the most asked for religious Saree. But with online portals, this is not the case, you are free to select the merchants you find most feasible and relevant to your likings to select any designer Saree online.

5. Price Range:

Many females are at thought that designer collection is always costly. But this is not right! They are available in affordable ranges, the one who knows the meaning of quality and labor that lies behind the making of the designer piece will definitely not mind the cost to pay for it. It is worthy by all means; just try once and I assure you will purchase the designer piece every time you go shopping for Indian sarees online.

So, these are the five reasons to take care of while selecting designer sarees. They truly have amazing patterns making the personality of the women to sound Gorgeous. Dont think much; just grab this opportunity of purchasing Saree online!


  1. Còn về phía Triệu Hân Mộng, đôi mắt lộ ra vẻ phức tạp, nhẹ giọng nói:
    - Ta biết là đại thọ vạn năm tuổi của Sư phụ ngươi nhất định sẽ trở về!

    Trần Đào nhìn Triệu Hân Mộng một lúc, dời ánh mắt sang Vương Lâm. Chẳng qua chỉ dừng lại trên người Vương Lâm một cái liền không chú ý thêm nữa.

    - Tôn Vân đâu?

    Triệu Hân Mộng than thầm, nhẹ giọng truyền âm mấy câu. Trần Đào biến sắc, quay ngoắt về phía Triệu Hân Mộng, sau đó đảo qua nhìn về phía Vương Lâm, chậm rãi nói:
    - Ngươi chính là lão Thất sao? Hãy xưng tên đi!

    - Vương Lâm!dong tam mu lậu cho thuê nhà trọ cho thuê nhà trọ nhạc sàn cực mạnh tư vấn pháp luật qua điện thoại công ty luật ở hà nội số điện thoại tư vấn pháp luật dịch vụ thành lập doanh nghiệp
    Ánh mắt Vương Lâm bình tĩnh nhìn lại người này. Tu vi của Trần Đào cũng không chút che dấu. Từ khi ngươi này tiến đến, Vương Lâm có thể nhìn ra tu vi của hắn tuyệt đối đã vượt qua Anh Biến kỳ, hẳn là đã đạt tới Vấn Đỉnh.

    Còn là cảnh giới nào của Vấn Đỉnh thì Vương Lâm nhìn không thấu.

    - Ngươi không xứng là Thất sư đệ của ta! Thất sư đệ của ta chỉ có Tôn Vân!
    Ánh mắt Trần Đào bình tĩnh, rời mắt khỏi Vương Lâm.


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