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The Indian Sari

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Islamic-Green Paithani Sari with Peacocks woven by Hand
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Ahmed
Blouse/Underskirt Tailor

Item Code: SAY67
Price: $390.00
Ceramic-Blue Sari with Ari-Embroidery All-Over and Crystals
Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailor

Item Code: SAY68
Price: $115.00
Red and Purple Sari from Banaras with Hand-woven Floral Border and Self Weave
Pure Silk
Weaver Kasim Family
Blouse/Underskirt Tailor

Item Code: SAY69
Price: $375.00
Red Wedding Sari with Self Weave and Gota Border
Chiffon with Net
Blouse/Underskirt Tailor

Item Code: SAY70
Price: $130.00
Tri-Color Sari with Arabesque Print
Tri-Color Sari with Arabesque PrintTri-Color Sari with Arabesque Print
Tri-Color Sari with Arabesque Print
Select Color
Art Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailor

Item Code: SAY71
Price: $50.00


Grey and Black Wedding Sari with Crewel Embroidery and Crochet Border
Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailor

Item Code: SAY72
Price: $120.00
Festival Fuchsia Banarasi Sari with Floral Ari Embroidery
Pure Silk
Weaver Kasim Family
Blouse/Underskirt Tailor

Item Code: SAY73
Price: $295.00
Ivory Kasavu Sari with Golden Thread Weave
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAY74
Price: $60.00
Foliage-Green Bomkai Sari from Orissa with Rudraksha Border
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAY75
Price: $130.00
Greener-Pastures Kantha Embroidered Sari from Kolkata with Mirror work
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAY76
Price: $315.00
Frosted-Almond Sari from Bihar with Madhubni Painting by Hand
Pure Tussar Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAY77
Price: $285.00
Chili Pepper Bandhani Tie-Dye Sari from Jodhpur with Brocade Weave on Anchal
Pure Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAY78
Price: $265.00
Midnight-Blue Kalamkari Sari from Seemaandhra with Painted Flowers
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAY79
Price: $215.00
Prairie Sand Munga Sari from Assam with Red and Green Bootis Woven by Hand
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAY80
Price: $545.00
Angel-Blue Chanderi Sari with Wove Lotuses in Red and Golden Thread
Pure Silk-Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAY81
Price: $155.00
Red and Beige Wedding Sari with Embroidered Flowers All-Over
Art Silk with Net
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAY82
Price: $145.00
Cream Floral Printed Sari with Patch Border
Cream Floral Printed Sari with Patch BorderCream Floral Printed Sari with Patch BorderCream Floral Printed Sari with Patch Border
Cream Floral Printed Sari with Patch Border
Select Color
Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAY83
Price: $45.00


Bridal Boysenberry Sari with Embroidered Beads
Net
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAY84
Price: $275.00
Pecan-Brown Gadwal Sari Hand-woven in Seemandhra
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAY85
Price: $115.00
Chamomile Chanderi Sari with Printed Folk Motifs Inspired by Warli Art
Pure Cotton-Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAY86
Price: $85.00
Blue Kanjivarm Sari with Royal Blue border and Hand-woven Leaves
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAY87
Price: $455.00
Potting-Soil Chanderi Sari with Printed Paisleys and Golden Paint
Pure Cotton-Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAY88
Price: $90.00
Alpine Green and Ivory Bomkai Sari from Orissa with Rudraksha Border
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAY89
Price: $135.00
Golden-Glow Wedding Sari with Woven Bootis and Embroidered Paisleys
Chiffon with Net
Blouse/Underskirt Tailor

Item Code: SAY90
Price: $145.00
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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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