Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
FILTERS         Reset all
FILTER BY PRICE
COLORS
Reset all
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Brocaded Paithani Handloom Sari from Maharashtra with Zari-Woven Peacocks on Anchal
Brocaded Paithani Handloom Sari from Maharashtra with Zari-Woven Peacocks on AnchalBrocaded Paithani Handloom Sari from Maharashtra with Zari-Woven Peacocks on Anchal
Weaver Azeem Khan
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDR03
$425.00
Color:
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Macaw-Green Brocaded Handloom Uppada Sari from Bangalore with Peacocks on Border
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDR04
$185.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bright-Marigold Brocaded Kanjivaram Sari from Chennai with Intricate Work on Pallu
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDR05
$575.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Dazzling-Blue Baluchari Sari from Bengal with Hand-Woven Apsaras on Anchal
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDR06
$385.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Afterglow Kasavu Sari from Kerala with Embroidered Floral Patches and Golden Border
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDR08
$50.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Scarlet-Sage Pure Silk Sari from Chennai with Zari-Woven Border and Pallu
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDR09
$175.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mineral-Green Lukhnavi Chikan Sari with Hand-Embroidered Paisleys and Flowers
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDR10
$145.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tillandsia-Purple Brocaded Paithani Handloom Sari from Maharashtra with Zari-Woven Peacocks on Anchal
Weaver Azeem Khan
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDR11
$475.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Autumn-Maple Brocaded Sari from Bangalore with Self-Woven Fabric and Peacocks on Border
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDR12
$210.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Flame-Scarlet Brocaded Bridal Sari from Bangalore with Peacocks on Border
PolySilk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDR14
$265.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Fuchsia-Pink  Baluchari Sari from Bengal with Hand-Woven Scenes from Ramayana on Anchal
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDR15
$380.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Wood-Ash Tangail Sari from Kolkata with Woven Flowers on Anchal
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDR16
$65.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Spice-Route Bengali Scripts Printed Sari from Kolkata
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDR17
$125.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sunburst Handloom Sari from Assam with Woven Chariot Wheels on Pallu
Poly Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDQ99
$80.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
River-Blue Sari from Lucknow with Chikan Hand -Embroidery
Georgette
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDQ81
$190.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Almond-Buff Uppada Sari from Bangalore with Fusion Paithani Anchal
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDQ83
$325.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sari from Lucknow with Chikan Embroidery by Hand
Sari from Lucknow with Chikan Embroidery by HandSari from Lucknow with Chikan Embroidery by Hand
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDQ85
$235.00
Color:
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mauvewood Sari from Lucknow with Chikan Embroidery by Hand
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDQ86
$235.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bright-Rose and Violet Bandhani Sari from Rajasthan with Zari Weave on Border
Art Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDQ90
$50.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Light-Grey Baluchari Sari from Bengal with Hand-woven Mahabharta Episodes on Pallu
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDQ94
$245.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
French-Vanilla Handloom Sari from Banaras with Woven Flowers
Art Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDQ95
$75.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Jet-Black Sari from Lucknow with Chikan Embroidery by Hand
Georgette
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDQ96
$80.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Amber-Yellow Sari from Lucknow with Chikan Embroidery by Hand
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDQ97
$145.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Brook-Green Lukhnavi Chikan Sari with Hand-Embroidered Paisleys
Georgette
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDQ98
$295.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
«     Previous     1   2   3   4   5   6     Next     »
Testimonials
Thank you very much for the Shri Yantra with Navaratna which has arrived here safely. I noticed that you seem to have had some difficulty in posting it so thank you...Posting anything these days is difficult because the ordinary postal services are either closed or functioning weakly.   I wish the best to Exotic India which is an excellent company...
Mary, Australia
Love your website and the emails
John, USA
I love antique brass pieces and your site is the best. Not only can I browse through it but can purchase very easily.
Indira, USA
Je vis à La Martinique dans les Caraïbes. J'ai bien reçu votre envoi 'The ten great cosmic Powers' et Je vous remercie pour la qualité de votre service. Ce livre est une clé pour l’accès à la Connaissance de certains aspects de la Mère. A bientôt
GABRIEL-FREDERIC Daniel
Namaskar. I am writing to thank Exotic India Arts for shipping the books I had ordered in the past few months. As I had mentioned earlier, I was eagerly awaiting the 'Braj Sahityik Kosh' (3 volumes). I am happy to say that all the three volumes of it eventually arrived a couple of days ago in good condition. The delay is understandable in view of the COVID19 conditions and I want to thank you for procuring the books despite challenges. My best wishes for wellness for everyone in India,
Prof Madhulika, USA
Love your collection of books! I have purchased many throughout the years. I love you guys!
Stevie, USA
Love your products!
Jason, USA
Excellent quality and service, best wishes to you all.
James, UK
Thank you so much for your wonderful store and wonderful service. A Naga Kanya stat arrived yesterday. The sculpture was very well packaged, and it is very beautiful. I am very very happy with the statue and very grateful to your company for providing access to such lovely works of art. Thank you for providing truly beautiful objects and for providing great service. All the very best to you,
Jigme, Canada
Thank you! You guys saved me... there were no other options online for the book I purchased today that I needed for a specific course. So thank you for carrying the book and the easy purchase process. I look forward to receiving the books.
Amanda, USA
The Graceful 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.

Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Share with friends
Items Related to The Indian Sari
Block-Printed Sanganeri Wrap-Around Skirt from Pilkhuwa
Block-Printed Sanganeri Wrap-Around Skirt from Pilkhuwa
Pure Cotton
39 in. Length
$25.00
Block-Printed Sanganeri Wrap-Around Skirt from Pilkhuwa
Cream Kashmiri Pure Pashmina Shawl with Papier Mache Hand-Embroidered Maple Leaves
Cream Kashmiri Pure Pashmina Shawl with Papier Mache Hand-Embroidered Maple Leaves
100% Pure Hand-woven Pashmina Wool
6.6 ft x 3.2 ft
$2250.00$1687.50
Cream Kashmiri Pure Pashmina Shawl with Papier Mache Hand-Embroidered Maple Leaves
Long Printed Dori Skirt from Gujarat with Patch Work
Long Printed Dori Skirt from Gujarat with Patch Work
Rayon
Elastic Waist up to 38 in
Length 38 in.
Patch Colors and Print will be Assorted/Random
$25.00
Long Printed Dori Skirt from Gujarat with Patch Work
Midi-Skirt from Pilkhuwa with Block Printed Motifs
Midi-Skirt from Pilkhuwa with Block Printed Motifs
Pure Cotton
Length 31 inch
Elastic Waist Upto 42 inch
$22.00
Midi-Skirt from Pilkhuwa with Block Printed Motifs
Jootis with Zardozi Embroidered Paisleys and Ghungaroos
Jootis with Zardozi Embroidered Paisleys and Ghungaroos
Pure Leather
$55.00
Jootis with Zardozi Embroidered Paisleys and Ghungaroos
Indian Saris Traditions - Perspectives - Design
Indian Saris Traditions - Perspectives - Design
Hardcover
Vijai Singh Katiyar
$95.00$76.00
Indian Saris Traditions - Perspectives - Design
Silk Sarees of Tamil Nadu
Silk Sarees of Tamil Nadu
Hardcover
Nesa Arumugam
$52.00
Silk Sarees of Tamil Nadu
Jet-Black Pashmina Shawl with Indricate Needle Embroidery By Hand
Jet-Black Pashmina Shawl with Indricate Needle Embroidery By Hand
100% Pure Hand-woven Pashmina Wool
7.0 ft x 3.2 ft
$2750.00$2062.50
Jet-Black Pashmina Shawl with Indricate Needle Embroidery By Hand
Show More
Links Related to The Indian Sari
Shop for a wide range of Indian Skirts like Wrap Around, Printed, Sari Skirts & more at ExoticIndiaArt – the online Indian Textiles & Apparel Store.
Indian Skirts: Wrap Around, Printed & Sari Skirts | Indian Apparels
Buy designer Indian Salwar Kameez online at ExoticIndia. Select from a wide range of exquisite Salwar Kameez Suits like Cotton, Silk, Hand Embroidered & more!
Salwar Kameez Suits: Buy Designer Indian Salwar Kameez @ExoticIndiaArt
Find exquisite Indian Necklaces like Pearl, Sterling Silver, Amber, Amethyst, Garnet Necklaces & more. Buy intricate Indian Jewelry at ExoticIndia.
Buy Indian Necklaces: Pearl, Sterling Silver & Amber Necklaces
Show More
Trending Items
Plain White V-Neck Short Kurta Top
Plain White V-Neck Short Kurta Top
Pure Cotton
Top Only
Kurta Length 32 inches
$25.00
Plain White V-Neck Short Kurta Top
Phulkari Dupatta from Punjab with Geometric Patterns and Zari Border
Phulkari Dupatta from Punjab with Geometric Patterns and Zari Border
Art Silk
7.5 ft x 3.25 ft
$40.00
Phulkari Dupatta from Punjab with Geometric Patterns and Zari Border
Two Ply Cotton Fashion Mask with Hand-Painted Madhubani Motifs (Four Flowers)
Two Ply Cotton Fashion Mask with Hand-Painted Madhubani Motifs (Four Flowers)
Pure Cotton
7.0 inches x 5.5 inches
$15.00
Two Ply Cotton Fashion Mask with Hand-Painted Madhubani Motifs (Four Flowers)
Three Ply Cotton Fashion Mask with Hand-Painted Madhubani Motifs (Ornated-Flowers)
Three Ply Cotton Fashion Mask with Hand-Painted Madhubani Motifs (Ornated-Flowers)
Pure Cotton
7.0 inches x 5.5 inches
$18.00
Three Ply Cotton Fashion Mask with Hand-Painted Madhubani Motifs (Ornated-Flowers)
Violet-Tulle Muslin Jamdani Sari from Bengal with Woven Flowers
Violet-Tulle Muslin Jamdani Sari from Bengal with Woven Flowers
Pure Cotton
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
$210.00
Violet-Tulle Muslin Jamdani Sari from Bengal with Woven Flowers
Powder-Pink Stole from Amritsar with Ari Embroidery on Borders
Powder-Pink Stole from Amritsar with Ari Embroidery on Borders
Pure Wool
6.5 ft x 2.4 ft
$70.00
Powder-Pink Stole from Amritsar with Ari Embroidery on Borders
Show More
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India