Saree Fabric: Jacquard
Blouse: Running Blouse
Blouse Fabric: Silk Blend
Pattern: Woven Design
Blouse Pattern: Jacquard
Free Size (Saree Length Size: 5.5 m, Blouse Length Size: 0.8 m)
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Learn More About Saree;
A sari, saree or shari is a women’s garment from the Indian subcontinent that consists of an unstitched drape varying from 4.5 to 9 metres (15 to 30 feet) in length and 600 to 1,200 millimetres (24 to 47 inches) in breadth that is typically wrapped around the waist, with one end draped over the shoulder, baring a portion of the midriff. There are various styles of saree manufacture and draping, the most common being the Nivi style, which originated in the Deccan region. The saree is worn with a fitted bodice commonly called a choli (ravike in southern India, and cholo in Nepal) and a petticoat called ghagra, parkar or ul-pavadai. In the modern Indian subcontinent, the sari is considered a cultural icon.
The word saree described in Sanskrit शाटी śāṭī which means ‘strip of cloth and शाडी śāḍī or साडी sāḍī in Pali, and which evolved to sāṛī in modern Indian languages. The word ‘Sattika’ is mentioned as describing women’s attire in ancient India in Sanskrit literature and Buddhist literature called Jatakas. This could be equivalent to modern day ‘Saree’. The term for female bodice, the choli evolved from ancient Stanapatta.[ Rajatarangini (meaning the ‘river of kings’), a tenth-century literary work by Kalhana, states that the choli from the Deccan was introduced under the royal order in Kashmir.
The petticoat is called parkar (परकर) in Marathi, ulpavadai (உள்பாவாடை) in Tamil (pavada in other parts of South India: Malayalam: പാവാട, Telugu: పావడ, romanized: pāvāḍai, Kannada: ಪಾವುಡೆ, romanized: pāvuḍe) and shaya (সায়া) in Bengali and eastern India. Apart from the standard “petticoat”, it may also be called “inner skirt” or an inskirt.
History of saree-like drapery is traced back to the Indus Valley Civilisation, which flourished during 2800–1800 BCE around the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent. Cotton was first cultivated and woven in Indian subcontinent around 5th millennium BCE. Dyes used during this period are still in use, particularly indigo, lac, red madder and turmeric. Silk was woven around 2450 BCE and 2000 BCE.