Fashion and You Magazine: The Sari Story.
Rediscovering the 6 Yards
Classy, sexy, womanly and eternal – the sari has become a wardrobe staple that has attained a contemporary vibe. The saree represents an heirloom like value, it is passed down from generation to generation with love and warmth. Amongst the wispy georgettes, and high fashion drapes lies the secret of years of traditional heritage, the aged cloth has a story to tell, the warp and the weft gently interweave to create a pattern that murmurs the story of the saree.
The glorious drape has a long standing history, parts of which are still a mystery. Some date it back to the Indus Valley Civilization; there are mentions of the sensuous drape in ancient Tamil poetry and Sanskrit scriptures. For years now the unstitched fabric has graced the feminine form, gently contouring the curve of waist, the swell of the hip with a glimpse of the midriff, yet the six yards remain graceful and poised.
The Saree In Modern Times
The saree has in the recent years been re-invented into the contemporary woman’s wardrobe, and with the abundance of the various types of weaves, textures, embellishments, fabrics, colours and styles available, the saree has now become a wardrobe staple. From the translucent Chanderi and Maheshwari to the patterned Ikat and Pochampally of Andhra Pradesh, from Tussar to Jamdanis, to Pathani of Maharashtra, from Patola of Gujarat to the heavenly opulence of the Kanjivaram and Thanjavur of Tamil Nadu the saree has set its self apart as a sartorial favourite.
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