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Hello everybody! Today I would like to talk about something I love to wear when I go to see my family or for special event. An outfit that every women must have in her wardrobe: a saree.
In This article, I'll thus give you some information about this classic clothing and then, I'll tell you about a website where I bought many of my outfits.

As you may know, a Sari, saree, sadi, or shari is a South Asian female garment that consists of a drape varying from five to nine yards in length and two to four feet in breadth.

In the history of Indian clothing, the saree is traced back to the Indus Valley Civilisation, which flourished during 2800–1800 BC around the western part of the Indian subcontinent. Did you know that the earliest known depiction of the saree in the Indian subcontinent is the statue of an Indus Valley priest wearing a drape?

Cotton was first cultivated and woven fabric in Indian subcontinent around 5th millenium BC. Silk was woven around 2450 BC and 2000 BC. Dyes used during this period, particularly indigo, turmeric and red madder, are still in use nowadays.

The saree is usually worn over a petticoat with a fitted upper garment. This clothing is commonly called a blouse. The blouse has short sleeves and is usually cropped at the midriff. Did you know that there are more than 80 recorded ways to wear a saree? The most common style is for the saree to be wrapped around the waist, with the loose end of the drape to be worn over the shoulder, baring the midriff. However, the saree can be draped in several different styles, though some styles do require a saree of a particular length or form.

Cotton was first cultivated and woven fabric in Indian subcontinent around 5th millenium BC. Silk was woven around 2450 BC and 2000 BC. Dyes used during this period, particularly indigo, turmeric and red madder, are still in use nowadays.

Silk Ikat and cotton sarees were worn for both festive and everyday attire. Tie-dyed and block-print sarees were traditionally worn during monsoon season. Today, modern fabrics like polyester, georgette and charmeuse are also commonly used. Red is typically the most favoured colour for wedding sarees, which they are traditional garment choice for brides in Indian culture.

Now I want to share with you a site where I found all my sarees. I wanted something professional with a good after sales service, with good quality products and with a very large choice. This website met all my expectations! strandofsilk.com ☺

 

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