SAREE THE ELEGANT FORM FOR THE INDIAN WOMAN
Sarees are the epitome of grace and glamour, allowing every woman draping the six yards of stunning fabric to have a red carpet moment of her own every single time. Each square inch of a saree is woven by skilled craftsmen drawing inspiration from regional landscapes, flora, fauna, and art. A sari is typically six metres long but could extend to nine metres for certain traditional drapes such as the South Indian madisar style or Maharashtrian kasta style.
THE LONG HISTORY OF SAREES
The Indian saree has been around for over 5,000 years and finds mention in several ancient texts of the Indus Valley Civilization (2800 to 1800 BC). Back in the day, women wore a three-piece garment called 'sattika'from where the sari is said to have evolved. The three-piece ensemble included a dhoti-like garment, a chest band, and a veil worn over the shoulder.
Several centuries later, the Indian sari is entrenched in our culture and has evolved over time with each region producing a unique design and draping style of its own. Today, there are more than 80 draping styles, not including myriad indo-western styles that are a rage on social media.
TYPES OF SAREES CRAFTED ACROSS THE COUNTRY
There is no dearth for creativity and diversity in India, both of which are showcased in plenty of regional saris that do not fail to charm every saree fanatic. Each regional design has a history and has evolved over centuries to bring forth a mesmerising collection of sareesonline. Here are descriptions about a handful of sari types that you could lay your hands on, on the Dhakeswari Bastralaya online shopping website.