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The Indian Sari

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Sunflower Baluchari Hand-woven Sari Depicting Mythological Episodes
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB35
Price: $350.00
Cloud-Cream Printed Doria Sari
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB36
Price: $85.00
Dark-Green Paithani Sari with Hand-woven Peacocks on Aanchal
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Khan
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB37
Price: $385.00
Tie-Dye Bandhani Sari from Jodhpur with Woven Border
Tie-Dye Bandhani Sari from Jodhpur with Woven BorderTie-Dye Bandhani Sari from Jodhpur with Woven Border
Tie-Dye Bandhani Sari from Jodhpur with Woven Border
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Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB38
Price: $60.00


Phulkari Embroidered Sari from Punjab with Golden Border
Phulkari Embroidered Sari from Punjab with Golden BorderPhulkari Embroidered Sari from Punjab with Golden Border
Phulkari Embroidered Sari from Punjab with Golden Border
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Pure Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB39
Price: $90.00


Plain Methyl-Blue Kanjivaram Sari from Tamil Nadu
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB40
Price: $255.00
Jet-Black Kashmiri Sari with Ari Embroidered Flowers
Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB41
Price: $110.00
Snow-White Patola Sari from Pochampally with Ikat Weave
Pure Cotton-Silk
Weaver S. Kalamma
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB42
Price: $275.00
Parrot-Green Bandhani Tie-Dye Gharchola Sari from Gujrat with Golden Thread Weave
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB43
Price: $265.00
Gray-Lilac Patan Patola Ikat Sari Hand-Woven in Gujarat
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB44
Price: $385.00
Amber-Green Floral Kalamkari Sari from Telangana with Printed Peacocks on Aanchal
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB45
Price: $225.00
Steel-Gray Hand Woven South-Cotton Sari with Woven Striped and Golden Border
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB46
Price: $55.00
Pool-Green Printed Leheria Sari with Embroided Flowers
Chiffon
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Item Code: SDB47
Price: $45.00
Multi-Color Sari from Surat with Plain Border and Printed Spirals
Chiffon
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Item Code: SDB48
Price: $50.00
Pirate-Black Banarasi Sari with Multi-colour Border and Hand-Woven Flowers
Pure Silk
Weaver Kasim Family
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB49
Price: $385.00
Cloud-Cream and Green Sari with Printed Folk Motifs
Art Silk
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Item Code: SDB50
Price: $50.00
Banarasi Sari with All-over Hand-Woven Lotuses in Multi-Colored Thread
Banarasi Sari with All-over Hand-Woven Lotuses in Multi-Colored ThreadBanarasi Sari with All-over Hand-Woven Lotuses in Multi-Colored Thread
Banarasi Sari with All-over Hand-Woven Lotuses in Multi-Colored Thread
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Pure Silk
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Item Code: SDB51
Price: $215.00


Designer Sari from Surat with Printed Raj Kapoor and Nargis (Shree 420)
Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB52
Price: $85.00
Cloud-Cream Kantha Sari from Kolkata with Hand Embroidered Birds and Foliage
Pure Tussar Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB53
Price: $325.00
Deep-Purple Patan Patola Sari from Gujarat with Ikat Weave
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB54
Price: $395.00
Peridot-Green and Blue Patola Handloom Sari from Pochampally with Ikat Weave
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB55
Price: $425.00
Teal Green Handloom Chanderi Sari With All-over Woven Paisleys
Pure Cotton-Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB56
Price: $355.00
Tomato-Red Hand-Embroidered Chikan Sari from Lucknow
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB57
Price: $60.00
Tri-Colour Sari from Surat with Printed Checks and Patch Border
Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB58
Price: $55.00
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The Indian Sari
The etymology of the word sari or saree is from the Sanskrit word 'sati', which means strip of cloth. This evolved into the Prakrit 'sadi' and was later anglicised into sari (often spelled as saree).

Indian civilization has always placed a tremendous importance on unstitched fabrics like the sari and dhoti, which are given sacred overtones. The belief was that such a fabric was pure; perhaps because in the distant past needles of bone were used for stitching. Hence even to the present day, while attending pujas or other sacred ceremonies, the men dress up in dhotis while women wear the sari.

The Indian Sari, like so many other textiles, gives the lie to the hierarchical distinction made between fine arts and crafts. The approximate size of a sari is 47 by 216 inches. Although it is an untailored length of cloth, the fabric is highly structured and its design vocabulary very sophisticated. The main field of the sari is framed on three sides by a decorative frieze of flowering plants, figurative images, paisleys, or abstract symbols.

Two of the borders define the edges of the length of the sari and the third comprises the end piece, which is a more complex version of the other two borders. This end piece is the part of the sari that is draped over the shoulder and left to hang over the back or front, known popularly as the Pallu or Anchal.

The pallu usually elaborates the theme found in the two borders and the actual field of the sari, a sort of repetition and amplification in the manner of the Indian musical mode, the raga. This beautiful metaphor thus compares the two narrow borders to the introductory recital of the pure notes and the pallu to the song.

The design of the Indian Saree, whether woven, embroidered, painted or block-printed, needs to maintain the proportion and balance between the actual field of the sari, the borders and the pallu. The pattern creates its own rhythm.

Each sari in the modern era requires a matching set of blouse and underskirt for draping it. All saris in our collection come along with a matching blouse piece. You can also have the blouse and petticoat tailored to your custom measurements, at a nominal extra cost.

To provide your measurements, click on the Buy Now icon of the sari of your choice.

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