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Sari (also known as Saree and Sharee) is a traditional women garment, which is very popular in India.  Sari is an integral part of Indian Culture and Values. Traces of using Sari have been found in old civilisations too. In Indus Valley Civilisation (2800BC-1800BC) it was used very commonly by the women. It is a matter of great pride for the Indians that Sari, being about 5000 Years old attire, is well appreciated in modern fashion too.

What is Sari?

Saree is typically 5.5 mtr long and 1.2 mtr wide cloth. In different part of India the dimension may vary. The length may range from 4.5 mtr to 9 mtr in some cases. It is an unstitched cloth with different fabrics, designs and colours based on the origin. For example Banarasi Sari is usually silk in fabric, and vibrant colours are used. It has its own signature style. Similarly Chanderi  Saree , Kanjivaram Saree and others.

Origin of word “Sari”

The word ‘sari’ evolved from ‘saatikaa’ (Sanskrit: शाटिका) mentioned in the earliest Hindu literature as women’s attire. The Sari or Sattika evolved from a three-piece ensemble comprising the Antriya, the lower garment; the Uttariya; a veil worn over the shoulder or the head ( Pallu); and the Stanapatta, a chestband.

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Sari is being complimented by Blouse and Petticoat. The design pattern of Blouse is usually made as per Sari, but it is not a must thing. In modern fashions, the Blouse colour may be different from sari’s colour.  The petticoat is of the same shade of sari.

Other than India, Sari is very common attire in Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and few other Asian countries. Over the period, the popularity of Sari has grown worldwide. An Indian tradition has been accepted and loved by many parts of the world. For Europeans and Americans, Sari is no longer a new thing. While few wear it in its regular style, few have changed the style as per their fashion.

Saris has been ruling the Indian women’s wardrobe since centuries and is conquering the world with its elegance, charm and versatility. Nowadays, sari comes in different varieties of materials like georgette, crepe, net, chiffon, silk, cotton, etc.  That is available in different colours and colour combination and further embellished with heavy and attractive embroidery work which gratifies the look of the attire.

DESHAZ is doing its bit in promoting Indian Tradition. We bring traditional saris with many designs and colours to fit on all occasions. We keep pricing friendly to make it affordable to all.

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