In Sanskrit, Sari translates as “strip of cloth”. Sari is a form of drape. Drape is a significant wrapping for most ancient civilizations. With time other civilizations start shifting their focus gradually towards structured garments, whereas Sari is the only attire in the world, which in spite of being so old style of dressing has never lost its sheen.
Its origin can be traced from Indus Valley civilization around 2800 BC, as nothing prior to that has been scripted. Sari is interpreted, as a pure form of clothing, as there is no single cut or stitch in the fabric, sari is usually of 5 to 9 meters in length.
Sari is the backbone of Indian culture. Indian costumes were more or else form of drape for men and women both.
Some costume historians believe that the men’s dhoti, which is the oldest Indian draped garment, is the precursor of the sari. They say that until the 14th century, both men and women used to wore dhoti.
Today sari represents the national dress of countries such as India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Traditionally, women wear cholis, or blouses, along with a petticoat, or long skirt, under a sari.
There are many different ways to drape sari, although it’s usually wrapped around the waist a few times, pleated and tucked into the waistband, with the remaining fabric draped over one shoulder.
Sari has traveled the farthest journey for any attire in the world, with the amalgamation of different cultural art, still it has always found its way.
Even in the modern era of the 21st century, the age of Artificial Intelligence soon would be the time when saris would be interwoven with AI.
Sari is the ultimate Fashion Statement for Indian Culture!!