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The Indian Sari

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Scuba Blue-Black Sari from Pochampally with Double-Ikat Weave
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ87
Price: $265.00
Vibrant-Green Banarasi Sari with Woven Booties and Brocaded Pallu
Pure Silk-Georgette
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Weaver Ansar Ali

Item Code: SAZ88
Price: $350.00
Magenta-Purple Ikat Sari from Pochampally with Hand-Woven Leaves
Pure Handloom Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ89
Price: $450.00
Frosty-Green Paan Patola Sari from Pochampally with Ikat Weave
Pure Handloom Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ90
Price: $495.00
French-Blue Sari with Printed Lotuses
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ91
Price: $50.00
Vibrant-Green Kantha Sari from Bengal with Hand-Embroidered Peacocks and Leaves
Pure Tussar Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ92
Price: $295.00
Mineral-Yellow Paithani Sari with Hand Woven Peacocks on Aanchal
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Ahmed
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ93
Price: $675.00
Seafoam-Green Sari with Lukhnavi Chikan Embroidery by Hand
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ94
Price: $80.00
Chilli-Pepper Red Sari from Kashmir with Ari Embroidery on Border and Aanchal
Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ95
Price: $115.00
Floral Print Sari from Surat
Floral Print Sari from SuratFloral Print Sari from Surat
Floral Print Sari from Surat
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Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ96
Price: $40.00


Fairway-Green Two-Tone Naraynpet Sari with Temple Border
Fairway-Green Two-Tone Naraynpet Sari with Temple BorderFairway-Green Two-Tone Naraynpet Sari with Temple Border
Fairway-Green Two-Tone Naraynpet Sari with Temple Border
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Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ97
Price: $50.00


African-Violet Printed Sari with Patch Border
Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ98
Price: $85.00
Vivid-Blue Banarasi Sari with All-Over Woven Booties in Metallic Thread
Pure Silk
Weaver Ansar Ali
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ99
Price: $445.00
Cream and Pink Bhagalpuri Sari with Printed Figures Inspired by Warli Art
Art Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDA01
Price: $45.00
Aurora-Red Authentic Double Ikat Sari Hand-woven in Pochampally Village
Pure Handloom Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDA02
Price: $725.00
Imperial-Purple Kanjivaram Sari with Woven Peacocks in Golden Thread
Pure Handloom Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDA03
Price: $515.00
Black and White Striped Double Ikat Sari from Pochampally
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDA04
Price: $145.00
Multi Color Kalamkari Sari from Seemandhra with Painted Flowers
Pure Crepe
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDA05
Price: $415.00
Neptune-Green Wedding Sari with Crewel Embroidered Flowers All-Over
Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDA06
Price: $135.00
Cream and Maroon Ikat Sari from Pochampally with Hand Woven Paisleys
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDA07
Price: $125.00
Licorice-Black Double Ikat Sari from Pochampally with Hand-Woven Peacock Feathers
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDA08
Price: $495.00
Chilli Pepper-Red Sari from Bengal with Kantha Stitched Embroidered Flowers All-Over
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDA09
Price: $325.00
Bright-White Kashmiri Sari with Ari Embroidered Flowers
Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDA10
Price: $115.00
Lemonade-Pink Chanderi Sari With Golden Woven Leaves
Pure Cotton-Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDA11
Price: $185.00
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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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