The Indian Saree is the garment most used by women in India and other countries of the Indian subcontinent such as Nepal. A piece of seamless fabric of about five meters that is usually rolled over the petticoats, while the edge passes over the shoulder leaving the belly exposed in an elegant way. In addition, many Western women take advantage of their trips to the Indian subcontinent to get a Saree and wear it, for example, during special dinners in their hotels.
The Saree (piece of cloth in Sanskrit) is the typical female garment in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Singapore. The history of the Indian Saree goes back to the civilization of the Indus Valley, which flourished between the years 2800-1800 a.C. in the western part of the Asian subcontinent. The first representation that exists of the Saree is the statue of a Hindu priest during this time.
An Indian Saree is a dress that reveals as much as it hides and its use is an art that requires practice since a properly draped Saree transforms any woman and turns her into someone elegant, sensual and stylish. The feeling of luxury that a woman experiences when using one is majestic.
But just as a well-worn Saree enhances the figure and even the personality of the person wearing it, a Saree that is clumsily put on can likewise spoil the whole appearance of the woman, even if it is the prettiest and most expensive in the world.
Today there are many Sarees available in many fabrics, colors, textures, prints, embroidery and tend to be more daring in design than traditional ones.
Basic Style to Wear Indian Saree:
The Saree is divided into three parts: the petticoat or petticoat, the blouse (choli) and the fabric (Saree, which usually measures about 5 meters long).
These are the main steps to learn how to put on a Saree.
1. Put on the petticoat, or petticoat (that is long to the ground and tied tightly at the waist with a cord).
2. Then put on the blouse, which has to be tight to the body and cover the entire bust.
After step one, take the Saree and insert the smooth end (without adornments) of the Saree into the skirt at navel height, making sure that the other end touches the ground. Of a complete return to the fabric, in the opposite sense of the clock.
Now, we have to make the folds. It should make 7 to 10 folds and measure about 5 centimeters wide. Keep them well together so that they fall straight and level.
Insert the folds in the waist making sure they are a little to the left of the navel, and that they open to the left as if they were a fan.
The rest of the piece is wrapped around the body again, going from right to left and then making the same folds of step 4 with the ornate end of the Saree or pallu. Finally, pass the pallu over the left shoulder.
You can prevent it from falling or leaving the folds by placing a small pin or safety pin on the shoulder of the blouse, the waist and another at the end of the pallu.
You already have the Saree on, congratulations!
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