Saree, it’s history, geography and much more…

Hello Ladies,

Didn’t most of us grow up, trying very hard to look like that favourite Diva of ours at some point of time in our childhood. And that’s what makes us so different from the not so vivacious men.
And if you are an Indian or ever been to India in your childhood, we bet you must have tried to drape a shawl, dupatta, or for that matter a bed sheet as a saree. And as we say so, a smile brimps up your face with you recalling that thrilling cute moment of yours.
Little girl with perfect saree darpe to add to your aww moment :)
Years have passed by and now you do know how to look your best in that Indian attire.
But these saree drapes did not just appear from the skies. They evolved over generations. TriveniSarees takes you around on this tour of how and where Saree originated.
Excited are you? Yes ofcourse, after all who would have the curosity about the origin of these Saree drapes!
In the history of Indian clothing the sari is traced back to the Indus Valley Civilisation, which flourished during 2800–1800 BC around the western part of the Indian subcontinent.The earliest known depiction of the sari in the Indian subcontinent is the statue of an Indus Valley priest wearing a drape.
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Well the lady you see posing here is Maharani Lakshmivilasa Sannidhana Sri Pratapa Kumari Ammani Avaru of Mysore, on her wedding day in traditional 12 yard Saree with ironed pleats.
And check this one. This is a Sari worn during Vijayanagara dynasty 16 CE.
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Though centuries have passed since the saree was conceived as the Indian woman’s hereditary costume, the charm of this beautiful and extraordinary feminine garment, suited to the youngest of girls or the most elderly among woman, has not waned.
And India continues to be the incredible place of diversification, as can you very well notice in the picture below.
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Astonishing it is, isn’t it?
How just a piece of long cloth takes various forms over time and place?!
And now a glimpse of a simply draped modern day Saree.
We’ll keep bringing to you more and more about the Indian slice of Tradition.
Till then stay tuned to Triveni Times.
Blogged by Pragya Banka