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Indian Saree-the Majestic wear for Ladies

Updated on January 28, 2011
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 A teenage girl in agrand saree( observe the silver coloured designs on the pallu and border.Body of sari has creamy colour and plain) A scene from a south Indian hindu wedding.(observe the grand designs on the red saree ofthe greeting lady) A wedding function in India furnishes varieties of sarees to see.( check how many colours and designs you can see here) Teen age girls occassionally wear sarees. observe the varieties.  Little girls in India can easily dance, wearing sarees A south Indian hindu bride, in pure silk saree, on her wedding day Rearview of an Indian bride on the marriage day.Green saree is having red pallu and border. Observe ,how in thid synthetic polyester saree, a tradtional look is achieved.Observe how its pallu, border, and body correlate with each eachother( the wearer Mrs. Nirmala prasad is the wife of the hubwriter-Mr.Prasadjain)
 A teenage girl in agrand saree( observe the silver coloured designs on the pallu and border.Body of sari has creamy colour and plain)
A teenage girl in agrand saree( observe the silver coloured designs on the pallu and border.Body of sari has creamy colour and plain)
 A scene from a south Indian hindu wedding.(observe the grand designs on the red saree ofthe greeting lady)
A scene from a south Indian hindu wedding.(observe the grand designs on the red saree ofthe greeting lady)
 A wedding function in India furnishes varieties of sarees to see.( check how many colours and designs you can see here)
A wedding function in India furnishes varieties of sarees to see.( check how many colours and designs you can see here)
 Teen age girls occassionally wear sarees. observe the varieties.
Teen age girls occassionally wear sarees. observe the varieties.
  Little girls in India can easily dance, wearing sarees
Little girls in India can easily dance, wearing sarees
 A south Indian hindu bride, in pure silk saree, on her wedding day
A south Indian hindu bride, in pure silk saree, on her wedding day
 Rearview of an Indian bride on the marriage day.Green saree is having red pallu and border.
Rearview of an Indian bride on the marriage day.Green saree is having red pallu and border.
 Observe ,how in thid synthetic polyester saree, a tradtional look is achieved.Observe how its pallu, border, and body correlate with each eachother( the wearer Mrs. Nirmala prasad is the wife of the hubwriter-Mr.Prasadjain)
Observe ,how in thid synthetic polyester saree, a tradtional look is achieved.Observe how its pallu, border, and body correlate with each eachother( the wearer Mrs. Nirmala prasad is the wife of the hubwriter-Mr.Prasadjain)

The good old Indian wear

Saree,(Or -sadi, as it is called in Hindi belt) is most widely used dress in India.Apart form India, Pakisthan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Srilanka also have saree as a most loved lady wear.Even though fashions are now changing and different dresses are worn by ladies in these countries also, they all agree that saree gives a different look altogether.

Structure of a saree

Saree is a single stretch of cloth running now to a length of 5 to five and a half meters.In earlier days, its length used to reach even 7 meters.

A saree, traditionally has three parts.They are- 1)Body of the saree,2)border, and 3)pallu or the last end .

Border and pallu will be usually of the same colour , but the body part(which is stretched from one end to the pallu part) covers the most part of the wearer.It may be plain. or may be having printed or embroidered designs on it.

Materials out of which saree is made

In olden days, sarees used to be made fromthreads made from the bark of the trees.Rishis and their wives used to wear such cloths( they were not stiched).Later, cotton became the main raw material in the production of sarees.Now a days, sarees are manufactured from the following materials:

1 cotton

2Silk

3Polyster syntehtic fibres

4 Art silk(atificially produced silk)

5 Mixture of silk and cotton

Out of the above,polyster sarees may or may be fully plain, have printed or embroidered designs and may be with or without border and pallu.

For comfort sake in working and fast movements, now a days, ladies are shifting to churidars, jeans etc. But everybody agrees thar nothing equals the majesty of sarees.

COST OF SAREES

cost of a saree varies in unbelievable range. The rate differs depending on the material used and workmanship. Simple polyester sarees are available for even Rs.100(u.s. $2 and a half) or even little less. But such sarees may not lost for more than six months or half a dozen washes.From this point , rates rise.simple cotton sarees of conciderable good quality are now available for about Rs.400 (1 u.s $=about Rs.42 now). They are good but not so attractive. Artificial silk sarees are available from Rs.600 onwords. Pure silk sarees have to be paid from Rs.1000 to lacs together. Silk sarees with low cost do not have much design work.As the thickness, smoothness, designing, use of silver and/or gold. increases the cost of the saree.

Wedding saree worn by famous celebrity Aishwarya Rai , it is said, costed Rs.3,00,000.( about 750 dollers. ).That may not be a big amount from U.S. price standard. But, if the same saree has to be purchased in United States, it would definately cost more than 3000 dollers.

Now, Saree with a bang!

     In these fashionable days, saree has returned to fashoin world with a new bang!I have added some photoes here on 20th April 2010, which show the return of saree in a fashoin show in a new style.Of course, one photohere is not a saree, but sarees in such designs are in the market.

 

Really, Saree is different! whether U agree or not?

 

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 A beautiful saree wearrer on a remp show Another modern design in saree A model in saree in a remp show
 A beautiful saree wearrer on a remp show
A beautiful saree wearrer on a remp show
 Another modern design in saree
Another modern design in saree
 A model in saree in a remp show
A model in saree in a remp show

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 4 years ago from Tumkur

      Thanks. A wel come comment from a noted hubber like you.

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Great article, Prasadjain.

      I enjoyed reading your hub :) thank you for directing me to it.

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      afsana gaddi 5 years ago

      i just cant stop looking sarees clad since,adolescence.....

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      sela 5 years ago

      saree is most comfortable for girls

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      khilthubin 5 years ago

      some men hang on to the saree of their lady boss oh! what a shame to keep their jobs intact carry tales get promotions and increments----stupid fellows their wives would tear them off if they get to know.

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      raghu 5 years ago

      this is soo good that shows our culture and tradiation

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      pallavi A 7 years ago

      Sarees are decent and fine to look. I like to ware it when I am free. But for working, I prefer dresses

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      Nethravathi 7 years ago

      Really,saree is most majestic and respectable..

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      kinnarau 7 years ago

      I like saree wearers especially kerala sarees, and they are very sexy..my desire is to have sex with them by not remoing the sari

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 7 years ago from Tumkur

      Dear Prathi,

      i am a professer, not a saree dealer. i am not keeping any pattu saree for sale. You can enquire with leading saree dealers in big cities in south india. if i get any information, i shall post it here.

      Thanks for your interest.

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      prathi 7 years ago

      Dear sir

      We planned to buy a pattu saree, can you pls let me know the colour.

      Can you also pls send the photos of the saree, if you have

      and also pls let me know, whether it is second hand sales or new

      regards

      Prabha

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      Shashidhar 7 years ago

      A very good article on good old, still modern Indian wear. It's indeed majestic and lovable.

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      gopi 7 years ago

      god create a women but when she wears a silk sarees than become a gentle womean

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      peterander 7 years ago

      Sarees have always been a part of Indian tradition. Thank u sir for this nice post.

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      pari  7 years ago

      nice i like but not yet

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      punnarao 8 years ago

      sarry is a looking of ladys beauteful look very comfartable and tredestional me uma silks

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 8 years ago from Tumkur

      Surely. but you must get used to it. Indian ladies have fought wars wearing sarees. But now most of

      Indian girls are finding it difficult to cope up with.

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 8 years ago from France

      They are so elegant and beautiful, I didn't know that so much material was involved in one saree!!!

      Just one question are they comfortable to wear?

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      Indian saree hot 9 years ago

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      Anamika S 9 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      I do not support Sarees. I would rather prefer anything which covers me fully like a pants and shirt or salwaar kameez. I do not like to show skin and a saree is highly unsuitable for someone who has to travel on the job a lot. One other drawback is tht most saree wearers take a lot of time on dressing up and makeup when all i take is a 5 minutes maximum.

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      Rudra 9 years ago

      Arent sarees elegant?

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      Abhinaya 9 years ago

      Sarees are the pride of every Indian woman.

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      premsingh 9 years ago

      nice hub with good photographs. I am proud of Indian culture. Would like to see more on Indian culture.

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      fan_of_tabu 9 years ago

      Didn't mean that way, hard to take care of fine cloth and washing (not all sairs but some)

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      govindaraju 9 years ago

      this very fine article.thanks so much

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 9 years ago from Tumkur

      Dear Tabu fan,

      Do you know that our Indian ladies were riding horses, fighting wars, doing all things waring saree? The difficulty is not with the saree, but with the mind.

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      fan_of_tabu 9 years ago

      Saris are nice and gorgous but hard to take care of http://www.infoctionary.com/bollywoodshop/c/auctio...

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      Rudra 9 years ago

      love sarees. they are very billiant. well written.

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      bal 9 years ago

      A fine article on Indian sarees. I have often seen forigners wearing saree for just fancy also look very dignified.

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      S.Parveen Taj 9 years ago

      A good article. I love saree very much and wear it outside.

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      Rmnathan 9 years ago from Sharjah

      Saree is one of the most respected Indian costume world over. Indians generally males hesitating to wear their traditional dresses when they are in foreign countries, but saree retains its traditional charm and developded to suit modern fashion needs.

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      lala 9 years ago

      YOU NEED TO SHOW MORE DIVERSITY OF RACES WEARING SAREES. I KNOW OF CARIBBEAN, AFRICAN & WHITE AMERICANS WHO WEAR SAREES.

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      sushama R.T. 9 years ago

      Now a days sarees are becoming more fashionable and costlier.But we love them

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      Lakshmi seth 10 years ago

      Fine article;Saree is our proud!

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      sanjay chopra 10 years ago

      A good article that upholds the greatness of a decent robe. In many palaces of India sarees used by Queens are still preserved. They bear the golden threads.

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      Irene jone 10 years ago

      Good. I often ware saree whenever I wish to feel free. I would like to wear it always, if only I were not a working lady who happens to walk in a hasty manner.

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      Sumalatha 10 years ago

      A very fine and short but copact article on sarees.Really, saree is a blessing costume even for forign ladies.

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      oarnamav 10 years ago from rtujrt

      Hum!!

      A saree..........

      I think it's slowly going outdated.

      The saree looks better to heighted women mostly.