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A sari, saree or shari is a South Asian female garment that consists of a drape varying from five to nine yards in length and two to four feet in breadth that is typically wrapped around the waist, with one end draped over the shoulder, baring the midriff.

The sari is usually worn over a petticoat (called 'parkar' (परकर) in Marathi lahaṅgā or lehenga in the north; pavadai in Tamil, pavada (or occasionally langa) in both Kannada and Telugu, chaniyo, parkar, ghaghra, or ghagaro in the west; and shaya in eastern India), with a fitted upper garment commonly called a blouse (ravika in the south and choli elsewhere). The blouse has short sleeves and is usually cropped at the midriff. The sari is associated with grace and is widely regarded as a symbol of Indian, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan culture.

Etymology

The word sari is derived from Sanskrit शाटी śāṭī which means 'strip of cloth' and शाडी śāḍī or साडी sāḍī in Prakrit, and which was corrupted to sāṛī in Hindi. The word 'Sattika' is mentioned as describing women's attire in ancient India in Buddhist Jain literature called Jatakas.This could be equivalent to modern day 'Sari'. The term for female bodice, the choli is derived from another ruling clan from ancient Tamil Nadu, the Cholas.Rajatarangini (meaning the 'river of kings'), a tenth-century literary work by Kalhana, states that the Choli from the Deccan was introduced under the royal order in Kashmir. The concept of Pallava, the end piece in the sari, originated during the Pallavas period and named after the Pallavas, another ruling clan of Ancient Tamilakam.

Origins and history

Adivasi women in saris in Madhya Pradesh, India
The word sari is derived from Sanskrit शाटी śāṭī which means 'strip of cloth' and शाडी śāḍī or साडी sāḍī in Prakrit, and which was corrupted to sāṛī in Hindi. The word 'Sattika' is mentioned as describing women's attire in ancient India in Buddhist Jain literature called Jatakas. This could be equivalent to modern day 'Sari'.

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.

Ancient Tamil poetry, such as the Silappadhikaram and the Sanskrit work, Kadambari by Banabhatta, describes women in exquisite drapery or sari.The ancient stone inscription from Gangaikonda Cholapuram in old Tamil scripts has a reference to hand weaving. In ancient Indian tradition and the Natya Shastra (an ancient Indian treatise describing ancient dance and costumes), the navel of the Supreme Being is considered to be the source of life and creativity, hence the midriff is to be left bare by the sari.

Sculptures from the Gandhara, Mathura and Gupta schools (1st–6th century AD) show goddesses and dancers wearing what appears to be a dhoti wrap, in the "fishtail" version which covers the legs loosely and then flows into a long, decorative drape in front of the legs. No bodices are shown.

Other sources say that everyday costume consisted of a dhoti or lungi (sarong), combined with a breast band called 'Kurpasika' or 'Stanapatta' and occasionally a wrap called 'Uttariya' that could at times be used to cover the upper body or head. The two-piece Kerala mundum neryathum (mundu, a dhoti or sarong, neryath, a shawl, in Malayalam) is a survival of ancient Indian clothing styles. The one-piece sari is a modern innovation, created by combining the two pieces of the mundum neryathum.

It is generally accepted that wrapped sari-like garments for lower body and sometimes shawls or scarf like garment called 'uttariya' for upper body, have been worn by Indian women for a long time, and that they have been worn in their current form for hundreds of years. In ancient couture the lower garment was called 'nivi' or 'nivi bandha', while the upper body was mostly left bare. The works of Kalidasa mentions 'Kurpasika' a form of tight fitting breast band that simply covered the breasts. It was also sometimes referred to as 'Uttarasanga' or 'Stanapatta'.


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Sarees Online Indian Lehnga Dress Suites Design 2014 Choli Photos Pics Images Wallpapers
Sarees Online Indian Lehnga Dress Suites Design 2014 Choli Photos Pics Images Wallpapers
Sarees Online Indian Lehnga Dress Suites Design 2014 Choli Photos Pics Images Wallpapers
Sarees Online Indian Lehnga Dress Suites Design 2014 Choli Photos Pics Images Wallpapers
Sarees Online Indian Lehnga Dress Suites Design 2014 Choli Photos Pics Images Wallpapers
Sarees Online Indian Lehnga Dress Suites Design 2014 Choli Photos Pics Images Wallpapers
Sarees Online Indian Lehnga Dress Suites Design 2014 Choli Photos Pics Images Wallpapers
Sarees Online Indian Lehnga Dress Suites Design 2014 Choli Photos Pics Images Wallpapers
Sarees Online Indian Lehnga Dress Suites Design 2014 Choli Photos Pics Images Wallpapers
Sarees Online Indian Lehnga Dress Suites Design 2014 Choli Photos Pics Images Wallpapers
Sarees Online Indian Lehnga Dress Suites Design 2014 Choli Photos Pics Images Wallpapers
Sarees Online Indian Lehnga Dress Suites Design 2014 Choli Photos Pics Images Wallpapers
Sarees Online Indian Lehnga Dress Suites Design 2014 Choli Photos Pics Images Wallpapers
Sarees Online Indian Lehnga Dress Suites Design 2014 Choli Photos Pics Images Wallpapers
Sarees Online Indian Lehnga Dress Suites Design 2014 Choli Photos Pics Images Wallpapers
Sarees Online Indian Lehnga Dress Suites Design 2014 Choli Photos Pics Images Wallpapers

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