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traditional dress- saree
Saree is the traditional outfit worn by women all over India and Bangladesh. There is something about saree that makes a woman look dignified, charming and stylish. Over the years saree has occupied a huge space into fashion world.
Saree is very simple to wear and its very light to carry out, its an unstitched piece of cloths that varies between 5 to 9 yards and is worn by women. The saree is worn on top of a petticoat and blouse.
The origin of a saree can be dated back in history, it is more than 5000 years old and its mentioned in Indian history books also. In more recent times it is believed that the women in most part of India and Bangladesh have been wearing saree for many years.
Sarees can be worn in many ways, the most common way to wear saree is by wrapping it around the waist from one side over petticoat, making clean pleats in the front 6-7 depending on the length of the loose end that you want and then draping it over the shoulder from front to back or back to front , in more common terms ‘sidha palla and ulta palla’.
There are different style of draping saree, there are also different types of fabrics used and their textures and prices vary depending on the quality, silk, cotton, chiffon, georgette, organdie, nylon, chinnon, tissue etc....maximum people like light cloths those who are service-holder, so if they like they can wear chiffon or silk so they can move very easily. But in occasion like wedding there they can take silk with heavy border with different colours.
In India, there are different types of sarees, it varies from one state to another example Tamil Nadu, there is Dravidian style of wearing draping sarees. Kerela’s women belonging Kerela wear a two-piece saree. There are lots of different types of sarees like pochampolli, kanjivaram, venkatgiri, narayan pet, mysore silk, gadwal,beautiful variety of traditional work on sarees from west Bengal etc. In Bangladesh tangail sarees are famous, then baluchuri, jute cotton, jamdani, kota, traditional work of sequence and stone on georgette and katan, are very traditional. It takes 2 to 3 days to work on a sarees.
When it comes to wear saree it is quite difficult to choose because the choise is unlimited.