Meta Description: Trends may come and go but nothing can beat the ethnic charm of a Saree. In this post, we will be discussing some fascinating facts about the most loved garment of India. Here are the 13 interesting facts about saree we bet you never knew about!
Trends may come and go but nothing can beat the ethnic charm of a Saree. Don’t you think so? It is undoubtedly one of the most graceful and versatile pieces of garment that truly represents the essence of our rich culture and heritage values.
Be it the millennials or the old school generation, sarees are loved beyond generations and ages. There are more than 100 ways of how you can drape a saree creatively based on context, geographical location, and occasion. Thanks to the notable work and dedication of our artisans, a Sari is the most amazing single-piece of attire that can be designed in various patterns and colors.
In this post, we will be discussing some fascinating facts about the most loved garment of India. Here are the 11 interesting facts about saree we bet you never knew about!
#1 More than 100 Draping Styles
Yes, you heard that right! Did you know you could drape a Sari in more than 100 different styles? Based on each specific region of our country, you will find new ways of how women drape this versatile garment. The length of the sari ranges from around 3.5-9 meters and hence Some of the most popular styles to drape a saree include Dhoti style, mermaid style, free-flowing pallu, lehenga style, butterfly style, belt style, the classic Mumtaz drape, and many others.
#2 Uncut Piece of Woven Cloth
In ancient times, Sari was known to be an unstitched and uncut piece of a single garment that was handwoven by the artisans with intricate details. The border of the pallu was usually kept heavy with a motif or a design, woven in a heavier density.
But as the textile industry of India has evolved over all these years, manufacturers have started using different fabrics, majorly cotton and silk for producing these masterpieces in the most innovative and stylish patterns and designs.
#3 Not Supposed to be Tucked in with “Safety Pins”
We’re sure your must’ve often seen your mothers and grandmothers using a handful of safety pins to keep the pallu intact and avoid it from falling from the shoulder. Isn’t it? Well, here comes another interesting fact about saree. Earlier, the saree was draped tightly without using a safety pin or any additional support, in a way that felt more secure around the body.
#4 Represents Egalitarian Values
So, tell us frankly, on a scale of 1 to 10, how tough do you find the task of draping a saree? Well, once you get used to wearing it regularly, it can literally be worn in lesser than a minute. It is as simple as making a coffee, cooking a meal, or sending an email. The majority of the population of India wears saree as their regular day attire without any hassle, hence making it the most egalitarian garment in the nation.
#5 No Blouse and Petticoat?
Most of you would be amazed to know that in ancient ages, the saree was actually draped without a blouse or a petticoat. Before the British invaded our country, most women used to wear saree without a blouse (bust cover) and a petticoat (lower part of the garment used for tucking the pallu).
To be continued ..