The sari is associated with grace and is widely regarded as a symbol of grace in cultures of the Indian subcontinent. Elegant Sarees Still Dominates Kolkata Fashion . Learn to wear a saree in bengali style before Durga Puja festival.
The word sari described in Sanskrit शाटी śāṭī which means ‘strip of cloth’.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 ‘Sari’.
The term for female bodice, the choli evolved from ancient Stanapatta. A tenth-century literary work by Kalhana, states that the choli from the Deccan was introduced under the royal order in Kashmir.
In the history of Indian clothing the sari is traced back to the Indus Valley Civilisation.Cotton was first cultivated and woven in Indian subcontinent around 5th millennium BC.
A sari, that consists of a drape varying from five to nine yards (4.5 metres to 8 metres) in length and two to four feet (60 cm to 1.20 m) in breadth.
The sari is usually worn over a petticoat in Maratha, lahaṅgā or lehenga in the north and shaya in eastern India), with a fitted upper garment commonly called a blouse. The blouse has short sleeves and is usually cropped at the midriff.