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The Indian Sari

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Chinese-Red Banarasi Satin Sari with Hand Woven Booties
Pure Silk
Weaver Kasim Family, Banaras
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ67
Price: $370.00
Banarasi Brocaded Sari with Golden Booties All-Over
Banarasi Brocaded Sari with Golden Booties All-OverBanarasi Brocaded Sari with Golden Booties All-Over
Banarasi Brocaded Sari with Golden Booties All-Over
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Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ69
Price: $135.00


Rose-Red Hand Embroidered Phulkari Sari from Punjab
Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ72
Price: $235.00
Magenta-Haze Sari with Patch Border and Embroidered Bootis
Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailor

Item Code: SAZ74
Price: $120.00
Green and Red Sari with Patch Work and Bandhani Print
Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailor

Item Code: SAZ75
Price: $65.00
Golden-Yellow Paithani Sari with Hand Woven Peacocks on Aanchal
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Ahmed
Blouse/Underskirt Tailor

Item Code: SAZ76
Price: $425.00
Blue-Iris Printed Sari from Kolkata
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ78
Price: $125.00
Black-Red Bomkai Sari from Orissa with Hand Woven Chakras
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ81
Price: $115.00
Shimmer Sari with Sequins and Crewel Embroidery All-Over
Shimmer Sari with Sequins and Crewel Embroidery All-OverShimmer Sari with Sequins and Crewel Embroidery All-Over
Shimmer Sari with Sequins and Crewel Embroidery All-Over
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Art Silk with Net
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ82
Price: $135.00


Badder-Brown Bomkai Sari with Hand-woven Bootis and Rudraksha Border
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ83
Price: $290.00
Grape-Violet Wedding Sari with Hand-Embroidered Beads
Art Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ84
Price: $225.00
Morning Glory-Pink Kashmiri Sari with Needle Embroidery and Self-Weave
PolyCotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ85
Price: $75.00
Wedding Sari with All Over Embroidered Sequins
Wedding Sari with All Over Embroidered SequinsWedding Sari with All Over Embroidered Sequins
Wedding Sari with All Over Embroidered Sequins
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Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ86
Price: $105.00


Delphinium-Blue Banarasi Sari with Hand-woven Flowers in Golden Thread
Pure Silk Georgette
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ43
Price: $375.00
Golden-Green Paithani Sari with Hand Woven Peacocks on Aanchal
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Ahmed
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ46
Price: $385.00
Orange-Black Bomkai Sari from Orissa with Hand-woven Bootis
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ47
Price: $135.00
Purple-Magic Chanderi Sari with All Over Hand-woven Bootis in Golden Thread
Pure Cotton Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ48
Price: $275.00
Green-Magenta Wedding Sari with Ari Embroidered Patch Border
Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailor

Item Code: SAZ49
Price: $135.00
Multi-color Designer Wedding Sari with Woven Polka Dots and Patch Border
Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailor

Item Code: SAZ50
Price: $75.00
Beeswax-Yellow Designer Sari with Heavy Embroidered Patch Border
Crepe
Blouse/Underskirt Tailor

Item Code: SAZ51
Price: $395.00
Hot-Pink Paithani Sari with Hand Woven Peacocks on Aanchal
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailor

Item Code: SAZ52
Price: $405.00
Crème-Brulee Baluchari Sari with Hand Woven Mythological Episodes
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailor

Item Code: SAZ53
Price: $325.00
Cyber-Yellow Banarasi Sari with All Over Woven Flowers in Golden Thread
Cotton Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ54
Price: $135.00
Tri Color Designer Sari with Patch Border and Floral Printed Anchal
Art Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size

Item Code: SAZ55
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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