Indian Sari, a tale retold in fabric
Indian Sari, a never ending saga......
Outstanding, feminine, gorgeous
and beautiful, Indian sarees are all these. The nine-yard cloth has
perhaps gestated from the loom of the fanciful weaver who so very eloquently
dreamt of the soft touch of a woman, he perhaps have felt the colors
of her diverse moods, the eternal shimmer of her tears and then wove
all these to offer the world a spectacular fashion, Indian sarees.
Since the remote past of the
ancient rimes, sarees in India has retained its innocence whilst pronouncing
its novelty, uniqueness and variety in the most eloquent way. Covering
the body from head to toe, the sari can make you look coy; now shift
the pallu and wear your designer sari with a stylish blouse it is sure
to give complex to your western attire!
The origin of Indian sari is
still obscure. While some scholar says that the origin can be traced
in the antiquities of the Roman attire, yet one thing is for sure that
the emblem of femininity, boasts the oldest existence in the sartorial
world, laced with a 5000 years antique history.
Be it amidst the designs or
patterns or in the midst of the draping style, Indian Sari whispers
the tradition, lore, heritage and culture of India in its every drape,
amidst its each fall. For an unstitched length of material, the wearing
of a sari entails a lot of preparation. The sari eloquently traces the
shape of the body, yet hides even the hundred imperfections. The perennial
charm of the Sari is therefore undeniable which not only makes the sari
beautiful but also a fabric of compassion.
Influenced by the natural environment, history, culture and regional tradition of India the draping style of Indian sarees have journeyed a long way. There are a number of draping styles of sari, if categorized in accord to the region, tribal and ethnic communities. While the North Indians women prefer to wear it with skirt pleats in the front, the Bihari , Bengali and Orissan versions draping style are however particularly different and reveals the elegance of the Dravidian style. The western Indian females tend to wear the sari gracefully while tucking it in between the legs to seem a loose pant like apparel. The southern Indian style of wearing sari with front pleats and the pallu falling over the left shoulder echoes the beat of the southern Indian tradition.
Simplicity, practicality, comfort and the sense of luxury all these attribute to the success of the sari. Indian sari kissed with its sheer femininity never fails to flatter a woman! It makes her feel fragile, feminine. An instant hit created by the hands of the weaver Indian sari has broken the barriers of pits and boundaries while creating a niche in the sartorial world.