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The Indian Sari

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Orchid-Smoke Patan Patola Ikat Sari from Gujarat with Woven Bootis
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SDE32
Price: $385.00
Peridot-Green Sari from Bangalore with Woven Paisleys and Temple Border
Pure Silk
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Item Code: SDE33
Price: $395.00
Gray Double-Shaded Shimmer Sari with Sequined Patch Border and Embroidered Blouse
Georgette
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Item Code: SDE34
Price: $180.00
Viola-Purple Wedding Sari with Embroidered Paisleys and Brocaded Patch Border
Chiffon
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Item Code: SDE36
Price: $95.00
Swedish-Bue Patan Patola Sari from Gujarat with Ikat Weave
Pure Silk
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Item Code: SDE37
Price: $375.00
Adobe-Brown and Black Ikat Sari from Pochampally with Woven Bootis
Pure Cotton
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Item Code: SDE39
Price: $135.00
Tropical-Peach Sari from Lucknow with Chikan Embroidered Flowers by Hand
Pure Cotton
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Item Code: SDE41
Price: $70.00
White and Purple Sari from Purvanchal with Digital Printed Sparrows and Golden Woven Border
Pure Silk Blended with Viscose
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Item Code: SDE42
Price: $325.00
Amber-Brown Tangail Sari from Bengal with Woven Paisleys
Pure Cotton
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Item Code: SDE43
Price: $105.00
Jet-Black Plain Sari from Banaras with Hand-woven Flowers on Border
Pure Silk
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Item Code: SDE44
Price: $325.00
Honeysuckle-Pink Sari from Bangalore with Self Weave and Woven Paisleys on Pallu
Silk
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Item Code: SDE04
Price: $210.00
Tile-Blue Kanjivaram Handloom Sari with Woven Little Krishna on Pallu
Pure Silk
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Item Code: SDE06
Price: $375.00
Bhagalpuri Sari with Printed Figures Inspired by Warli Art
Bhagalpuri Sari with Printed Figures Inspired by Warli ArtBhagalpuri Sari with Printed Figures Inspired by Warli Art
Bhagalpuri Sari with Printed Figures Inspired by Warli Art
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Art Silk
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Item Code: SDE07
Price: $60.00


Golden-Nugget Banarasi Sari with Hand-woven Flowers on Pallu
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Weaver Ansar Ali, Banaras
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Item Code: SDE08
Price: $455.00
Vineyard-Green Sari from Bangalore with Woven Peacocks and Brocaded Pallu
Art Silk
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Item Code: SDE09
Price: $115.00
Phantom-Black Sari from Kolkata with Kantha Hand-Embroidery All-Over
Pure Silk
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Item Code: SDE10
Price: $295.00
Sunkist-Coral and Beige Sari from Banaras with Hand-woven Roses on Border
Pure Silk with Jute
Weaver Ansar Ali, Banaras
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Item Code: SDE13
Price: $385.00
Cactus-Flower Baluchari Sari from Kolkata Depicting Radha Krishna
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Item Code: SDE15
Price: $425.00
White-Swan Baluchari Sari from Bengal with Woven Bootis
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Item Code: SDE17
Price: $160.00
Plain South Cotton Sari from Hyderabad with Woven Stripes
Plain South Cotton Sari from Hyderabad with Woven Stripes
Plain South Cotton Sari from Hyderabad with Woven Stripes
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Item Code: SDE18
Price: $45.00


Vibrant Bandhani Tie-Dye Sari from Gujarat with Brocade Border
Vibrant Bandhani Tie-Dye Sari from Gujarat with Brocade BorderVibrant Bandhani Tie-Dye Sari from Gujarat with Brocade BorderVibrant Bandhani Tie-Dye Sari from Gujarat with Brocade Border
Vibrant Bandhani Tie-Dye Sari from Gujarat with Brocade Border
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Pure Gajji Silk
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Item Code: SDE19
Price: $150.00


Vanilla Plain Puja Sari from Banaras with Thread Weave on Border
Art Silk
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Item Code: SDE20
Price: $35.00
Seneca-Rock Kanjivaram Sari with Woven Paisleys and Peacock Pair on Aanchal
Pure Silk
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Item Code: SDE21
Price: $375.00
Caviar-Balck Baluchari Sari from Kolkata Depicting Hindu Mythological Episodes
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Item Code: SDE22
Price: $425.00
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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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