Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Saree is the most popular and widely worn ladies dress in India . Saree is commonly worn by Indian ladies in all regions in India . Saree also has become a party-wear dress. Saree istraditional and feminine dress which has been worn by the Indian ladies for centuries ago. Still, Saree is considered as a perfect dress for women for different occasions like marriages, festivals and birth of a child. From Hindu literature it is depicted from the paintings, Saree were used by so many ancient legendary figures like Radha, during the time of lord Krishna Draupati in Mahabarata. It has also been noticed from Indian history that Rajput Queen of Mughal Emperor Akbar in 16th century loved to wear Saree which were made of fine fabric and different types of hand work were got done on it sari viz. Silver Zari and Golden Zari, Resham thread embroidery, sitara, Lucknow karai, Dabka, Jardozi, Sequence, Antique, beads, pipe, mukash, bandez etc. These typical types of hand work are being done on Saree by artisans now days also. While celebrates and festivals women use to wear such types of Saree . Now days printed Saree is also commonly worn by Indian ladies.
The Saree is a piece of unstitched cloth styled in such a manner that perfects draper in a fascinating way to show her perfectly dressed, the apparel which suits for all the occasions or even in daily use.
To complete the Saree perfectly draped, a garment named petticoat is required to be worn under the Sari to hold the Sari placed properly on the portion from feet to waist on the body of a women. It is an integral part of Saree shaping like long skirt to be tightening either by drawstring ( nara ) or elastic around the waist to keep the Sari hold on it.
Blouse comprises the part of Saree dress. It is also the integral part of the Sari requires to be worn by women while dressing up in Sari . Blouse is just like a compact part of choli either having sleeve or sleeveless is worn on the upper part of the body to cover the breast.