Interesting Facts You Might Not Know About The Saree
The saree is an ancient garment that has been worn by women in South Asia for centuries. It is believed to be one of the oldest garments still popular today. The word “saree” comes from the Sanskrit word meaning strip of cloth, and it refers to a long piece of cloth that is wrapped around the body and then draped over the shoulder or head.
The saree is worn in many Asian countries, including India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru once said that “the beauty of her art, the depth of her culture and the glorious Indianness of her soul” could be seen in women wearing sarees.
The Saree is one of the oldest forms of clothing in India, with evidence to suggest it was worn by women in ancient times. It has been found that this type of garment was worn by the people of the Indus Valley Civilization from 3300 BC to 1300 BC.
In some regions of Asia, women wear a saree over their heads and not around their waists because traditionally they were forbidden to show any part of their body below the waist or in front of strangers at all, and were required to drape the sari in a certain way to cover themselves.
The saree has always been seen as a symbol of Indian femininity and grace, with many famous women across India’s history being associated with this garment. In Sri Lanka too there are many different types of sarees that you can buy from vendors selling ladies clothing online, such as handloom or batik sarees in Sri Lanka.
Today, the saree is not only popular in India but also in other countries in Asia where it is seen as a sign of elegance and grace. The first time the world saw an image of former Indian Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Gandhi wearing a saree was in 1945 and it has since become her trademark attire over the years. The late Princess Diana also wore a silk saree during one of her state visits to India as well as Queen Elizabeth II on several occasions throughout history.
The Saree consists of lengths that are pleated together to create different styles for different occasions
The saree is a long strip of cloth, generally around five meters long, that is draped around the body in a variety of styles. The most popular style is the Nivi drape where the pleats are concentrated at the waist and fall loosely over one shoulder. There are many other ways to wear a saree such as the Bengali style which features more pleats and a fitted bodice or the Maharashtrian Gagra Choli style which has an extremely tight fit around the bust and hips.
In Sri Lanka, the saree is also worn in the traditional Kandyan style which is unique to the country. The Kandyan style has a number of pleats that are much larger than other styles and also feature an extra-long piece of cloth at the back which hands almost up to the ankles.
There are many different ways you can tie your sari depending on what event you are attending; some popular ones include the ‘Nagin’, ‘Poshak’ and ‘Kanchipuram’ styles. Sarees are good for any type of festivity or occasion. You can make a saree formal or casual. There are multiple draping styles of the saree that makes it versatile for any type of event, cocktail party, wedding, religious ceremony etc.