Sarees have been a traditional dressing style of women in Indian Subcontinent. It ranges from four to nine yards in length. The most common style is for the sari to be wrapped around the waist, with one end then draped over the shoulder.
The word “saree” is derived from a sanskrit word “sati” which means a strip of cloth.
It is worn over a petticot which is also called as Lehengha with a blouse which is as known as “choli” forming the upper garment.
There are various style of wearing a saree varying from states to states. 80 different ways of draping a saree have been recorded.
Here are the different draping styles of saree in different regions in India:
As the name says this style is wore by the women in maharashtra. The center of the sari (held lengthwise) is placed at the center back, the ends are brought forward and tied securely, then the two ends are wrapped around the legs. When worn as a sari, an extra-long cloth of nine yards is used and the ends are then passed up over the shoulders and the upper body.
Bengali Style :
This style is worn by the ladies in bengal & kolkata.
These sarees are worn in various religious festival by them. Its is also called as “Baluchari Saree”
Gujarati / Rajhasthani Style:
After tucking in the pleats similar to the nivi style, the loose end is taken from the back, draped across the right shoulder, and pulled across to be secured in the back.
Malayali Style :
It is the two-piece sari, or Mundum Neryathum, worn in
Kerela. Usually made of unbleached cotton and decorated with gold or coloured stripes and/or borders.
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