June 25, 2024


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Saree – The Most Elegant Indian Traditional Outfit

Saree is a female garment in India. It is a strip of unstitched cloth. The length of a saree ranges from four to nine metres long. Of course, the style and the material of wearing saree differs from place to place. The most common style to wear a saree is to the saree to be wrapped around the waist with the other end of the drape worn over the shoulder. This garment does not cover the abdomen. The saree is worn over a petticoat (pavada in south and shaya in east India). It holds the saree and it helps to tuck in the pleats of the saree. The color of the petticoat must also match the color of the saree which is essential as it affects the whole presentation of the saree. Saree is worn over a blouse also known as choli which forms the upper garment. This blouse has short has short sleeves and a low neck. It can be decorated with mirror or embroidered to make it more fancy and attractive so that it can be worn in different special occasions.

Saree is considered to be the most elegant traditional Indian outfit of women. Indians believe wearing saree is a part of their tradition. It defines the beauty of a woman. Women across the world wear saree. It is a simple and unique garment having various beautiful designs and colors which adds to her beauty. Saree can be draped in more than ten to fifteen styles with pleats with and without. Different styles of sarees that are worn by the women are as given below:

Eastern Styles:

Kantha- West Bengal
Ikat Silk and Cotton- Orissa
Cuttacki Pata Silk and Cotton- Orissa
Sambalpuri Pata Silk and Cotton- Orissa
Bomkai Silk and Cotton- Orissa
Mayurbhanj Tussar Silk- Orissa
Sonepuri/Subarnapuri Silk- Orissa
Bapta & Khandua Silk and Cotton- Orissa
Berhampuri Silk- Orissa
Tanta/Taant Cotton- Orissa, West Bengal and Bangladesh
Jamdani Cotton- Bangladesh
Dhakai Benarosi- Bangladesh
Rajshahi Silk- Bangladesh
Tangail Tanter Saree- Bangladesh
Katan Saree- Bangladesh

Western Styles:

Paithani- Maharashtra
Bandhani- Gujarat and Rajasthan
Kota Doria- Rajasthan
Bandej- Rajasthan
Lugade (Nauvaree in Marathi)- Maharashtra

Southern Styles:

Kanchipuram (Kanjivaram- locally called)- Tamil Nadu
Pata Saree- Tamil Nadu
Set Mund- Tamil Nadu
Mysore Silk- Karnataka
Llkal Saree- Karnataka