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Red and Marigold Self-Weave Sari from Bangalore with Zari Woven Flowers and Paisleys on Aanchal
Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG80
$210.00$168.00
You save: $42.00 (20%)
Plaza-Taupe and Maroon Handloom Patola Sari from Patan with Paisleys on Border
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG81
$395.00$316.00
You save: $79.00 (20%)
Jewel-Blue Sari from Chennai with Woven Bootis and Brocaded Aanchal
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG82
$205.00$164.00
You save: $41.00 (20%)
Jet-Black Sari from Lucknow with Chikan Hand-Embroidered Flowers
Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG83
$140.00$112.00
You save: $28.00 (20%)
Almond-Oil Sari from Kolkata with Kantha Hand-Embroidered Sunflowers
Pure Tussar Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG84
$235.00$188.00
You save: $47.00 (20%)
Claret-Red Chanderi Sari with Zari-Woven Flowers and Striped Border
Pure Cotton Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG85
$325.00$260.00
You save: $65.00 (20%)
Multicolor Sari with Self-Weave and Printed Peacock Feathers
Crepe
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG86
$65.00$52.00
You save: $13.00 (20%)
Multicolor Silk Sari with Geometric Print and Stripes
Art Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG88
$45.00$36.00
You save: $9.00 (20%)
Tendril-Green Chanderi Sari with Woven Bootis
Pure Cotton Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG89
$295.00$236.00
You save: $59.00 (20%)
Earth-Red Wedding Sari from Banaras with Embroidered Paisleys Patches
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG92
$295.00$236.00
You save: $59.00 (20%)
Orchid-Pink Sari from Lucknow with Chikan Embroidery by Hand
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG93
$70.00$56.00
You save: $14.00 (20%)
Silver-Mink and Maroon Bomkai Sari from Orissa with Woven Motifs and Rudraksha Border
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG94
$155.00$124.00
You save: $31.00 (20%)
Capulet-Olive Sari from Banaras with Zari-Woven Lotuses and Paisleys on Aanchal
Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG95
$155.00$124.00
You save: $31.00 (20%)
Nights-Blue Sari from Kolkata with Kantha Hand-Embroidered Lotuses
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG96
$375.00$300.00
You save: $75.00 (20%)
Alabaster-Gleam Kosa Silk Plain Sari from Jharkhand with Woven Stripes on Aanchal
Pure Kosa Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG97
$150.00$120.00
You save: $30.00 (20%)
Violet-Quartz and Green Paan Patola Handloom Sari from Patan with Ikat Weave
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG98
$395.00$316.00
You save: $79.00 (20%)
Multicolor Art-Deco Printed Sari with Embroidered Patch Border
Georgette
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG99
$70.00$56.00
You save: $14.00 (20%)
Off-White and Black Designer Shimmer Sari with Patch Border and Embroidered Blouse
Georgette with Net
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDH01
$175.00$140.00
You save: $35.00 (20%)
White and Pink Self-Weave Sari from Bangalore with Zari Woven Flowers on Border and Paisleys Aanchal
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG61
$295.00$236.00
You save: $59.00 (20%)
Yellow and Purple Pure Silk Sari from Banaras with Woven Leaves
Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG62
$275.00$220.00
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Sari from Banaras with Woven Flowers in Zari Thread
Sari from Banaras with Woven Flowers in Zari ThreadSari from Banaras with Woven Flowers in Zari Thread
Art Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG63
$85.00$68.00
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Arona-Blue Chanderi Sari with Zari-Woven Bootis and Flowers on Aanchal
Pure Cotton Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG64
$175.00$140.00
You save: $35.00 (20%)
Simply-Green Self Weave Silk Sari from Banaras with Woven Motifs on Aanchal
Art Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG66
$145.00$116.00
You save: $29.00 (20%)
White and Black Digital-Printed Sari from Purvanchal with Krishna and Gopis on Aanchal
Pure Silk Blended with Viscose
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG67
$350.00$280.00
You save: $70.00 (20%)
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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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Multicolor Sanganeri Bedspread from Gujarat with Printed Flowers and Kantha Stitch
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$50.00$40.00
Multicolor Sanganeri Bedspread from Gujarat with Printed Flowers and Kantha Stitch
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$105.00$84.00
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French-Vanilla Chikan Hand-Embroidered Sari from Lucknow
French-Vanilla Chikan Hand-Embroidered Sari from Lucknow
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$65.00$52.00
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Multicolor Jamawar Stole from Amritsar with Woven Paisleys and Wool-Embroidery
Multicolor Jamawar Stole from Amritsar with Woven Paisleys and Wool-Embroidery
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Multicolor Jamawar Stole from Amritsar with Woven Paisleys and Wool-Embroidery
Dark-Olive and Maroon Bandhani Tie-Dye Sari from Jodhpur with Brocade Border
Dark-Olive and Maroon Bandhani Tie-Dye Sari from Jodhpur with Brocade Border
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Dark-Olive and Maroon Bandhani Tie-Dye Sari from Jodhpur with Brocade Border
Jet-Black Sari from Bengal with Woven Border and Paisleys on Aanchal
Jet-Black Sari from Bengal with Woven Border and Paisleys on Aanchal
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$95.00$76.00
Jet-Black Sari from Bengal with Woven Border and Paisleys on Aanchal
White and Maroon Parallel Salwar Suit with Embroidered Patch on Neck and Ikat Printed Stripes
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