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Shell-Pink Banarasi Handloom Sari with Woven Floral Border in Zari Thread
Pure Silk
Weaver Ansar Ali, Banaras
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH88
$525.00
Traditional Banarasi Sari with Woven Bootis and Zari Weave on Pallu
Traditional Banarasi Sari with Woven Bootis and Zari Weave on PalluTraditional Banarasi Sari with Woven Bootis and Zari Weave on PalluTraditional Banarasi Sari with Woven Bootis and Zari Weave on PalluTraditional Banarasi Sari with Woven Bootis and Zari Weave on PalluTraditional Banarasi Sari with Woven Bootis and Zari Weave on PalluTraditional Banarasi Sari with Woven Bootis and Zari Weave on Pallu
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Item Code: SDH89
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Gold and Red Bomkai Handloom Sari from Orissa with Woven Motifs
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH90
$495.00
White-Smoke and Maroon Bomkai Sari from Orissa with Woven Bootis and Ikat Weave on Border
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH91
$225.00
Potent-Purple Plain Upada Sari from Andhra Pradesh with Woven Border in Zari Thead
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH92
$55.00
Tulipwood Paithani Sari with Hand-woven Peacocks on Pallu
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Khan
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH93
$425.00
Black and Beige Sari from Banaras with Hand-woven Roses on Border
Pure Silk with Jute
Weaver Kasim Family, Banaras
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH94
$325.00
Sweet-Lavender Sari from Lucknow with Chikan Embroidery by Hand
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH95
$65.00
Vivid-Blue Plain Kosa Sari from Bengal with Woven Stripes on Pallu
Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH96
$175.00
Deep-Orchid Baluchari Sari from Kolkata Depicting Hindu Mythological Episodes
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH97
$315.00
Parasailing-Green Kantha Sari from Kolkata with Dense Floral Embroidery By Hand
Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH99
$245.00
Dazzling-Blue Kashmiri Sari with Ari Embroidered Flowers
Georgette
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDI01
$105.00
Frost-Gray Ikat Handloom Sari from Sambhalpur with Temple Border and Woven Rudraksha on Pallu
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDI02
$215.00
Plain Sari from Kashmir with Sozni-Embroidery by Hand
Pure Crepe Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDI03
$475.00
Sangria-Red and Green Sambhalpuri Handloom Sari from Orissa with Ikat Weave
Pure Silk
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Item Code: SDI04
$625.00
Magenta Banarasi Sari with Woven Lotuses in Zari Thread
Art Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDI05
$85.00
Green and Blue Bandhani Tie-Dye Sari from Jodhpur with Flowers on Pallu
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDI06
$50.00
Viridian-Green Paithani Sari with Hand-woven Peacocks on Pallu
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Khan
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH68
$475.00
Moonlight Sari from Bengal with Printed Madhubani Folk Motifs
Art Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH69
$130.00
Lavender-Herb Bomkai Sari from Orissa with Woven Motifs and Rudraksha Border
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH70
$175.00
Blue and Green Solid Sari from Chennai with Golden Border
Pure Cotton Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH71
$130.00
White and Pink Bomkai Sari from Orissa with Woven Rudraksha Temple Border
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH72
$475.00
Jet-Black Sari from Bengal with Zari-Woven Stripes
Art Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH75
$175.00
Multicolored Floral Printed Sari with Embroidered Patch Border
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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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