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The Indian Sari

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Blue-Jewel Banarasi Sari with Embroiderd Paisleys in Golden-Thread and Sequins
Satin
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC18
Price: $225.00
Dusty-Rose Kashmiri Sari with Floral Ari Embroidery
Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC19
Price: $115.00
Jet-Black Chanderi Sari with Woven Diyas on Aanchal and Golden Border
Pure Cotton-Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC21
Price: $375.00
Frosted-Almond Designer Kantha Sari from Kolkata with Mirrors and Hand-Embroidered Flowers
Pure Tussar Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC22
Price: $385.00
Purple-Magic Banarasi Sari With Woven Flowers and Brocaded Aanchal
Net
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC23
Price: $125.00
Dynasty-Green Paithani Sari with Woven Peacocks on Anchal
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Khan
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC24
Price: $395.00
Cream and Red Ikat Sari Hand-Woven in Pochampally with Golden Thread Weave
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC25
Price: $395.00
Red-Clay Baluchari Sari from Kolkata Depicting Radha Krishna on Aanchal
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC26
Price: $395.00
Bright-White Georgette Sari with Embroidered Bootis and Patch Border
Georgette
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC28
Price: $140.00
Friar-Brown Ikat Patola Sari from Pochampally with Hand-Woven Paisleys
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC29
Price: $425.00
Tile-Blue Jamdani Sari from Bengal with Woven Paisleys on Aanchal
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC30
Price: $155.00
Marzipan-Colored Kosa Silk Sari from Jharkhand with Woven Stripes on Aanchal
Pure Kosa Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC31
Price: $155.00
Poinsettia-Colored Plain Sari with Flower Printed Border and Self-Weave
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC32
Price: $135.00
South Cotton Sari with Woven Stripes and Golden Border
South Cotton Sari with Woven Stripes and Golden BorderSouth Cotton Sari with Woven Stripes and Golden Border
South Cotton Sari with Woven Stripes and Golden Border
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Pure Cotton
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Item Code: SDC33
Price: $50.00


Ivory and Bright-Green Sari with Table-Fan Prints on Aanchal
Bhagalpuri Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC34
Price: $50.00
Green and Brown Striped Patli Sari with Woven Flowers on Aanchal
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC35
Price: $60.00
Double-Colored Banarasi Sari With Woven Flowers and Plain Border
Art Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC36
Price: $105.00
Pink and Red Gujarati Patan Patola Sari with Ikat Weave
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC38
Price: $375.00
Copper-Brown Gadwal Sari with All-Over Woven Checks
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC39
Price: $115.00
Whisper-White Kota Sari from Jaipur with Printed Horse Procession
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC40
Price: $50.00
Plume-Colored Chikan Sari from Lucknow with Embroidery by Hand
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC41
Price: $50.00
Purple-Wine Chanderi Sari with Hand-woven Parrots
Pure Cotton-Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC42
Price: $395.00
Methyl-Blue Chanderi Sari With Woven Leaves in Golden and Silver Thread
Pure Cotton-Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDC20
Price: $295.00
Honey-Peach Chikan Sari from Lucknow with Hand-Embroidered Flowers
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDB87
Price: $135.00
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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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