The five and a half meters of colourful drape wrapped around a slender Indian body is a picture that has encouraged millions of artists,ransacked a lot of kingdom,and ran imaginations wild across the world for years. Best described, it’s a game of hide and seek between the sensuous brown skin and a colourful piece of cloth. However,it will be not entire to look at Saree as just a piece of clothing and without its decoration. It’s an indication of each thing that a woman is ,it is a mouthpiece of each mood and mode of the Indian woman.
The red saree is the shy and anxious bride, the white cotton is the sad but never down woman, the soft silk falling off the shoulders is the sensuousness, the white starched and stiff is the feminist, the one tightly tied across the waist is the aggression, and the black designer is the announcement of arrival.
According to Wikipedia, the word Saree has evolved from the Prakrit word ‘sattika’ as mentioned in earliest Jain Buddhist literature. Saree has been an integral part of the Indian women wardrobe, with its root dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization. From the endless drape of Draupadi in Mahabharata to the wet and wild saree in Satyam Shivam Sundaram to the latest Manish Malhotra collection that set the ramps afire worldwide, the basic Indian attire ( embroidery threads ) has come a long way. From Banarasi to Kanjivaram it will not be wrong to say that this 5 meter cloth is something that runs across India and like a river, branches out at points and feeds every woman with a compliment of her beauty.
However,making a rectangular piece of cloth into a heart stopping attire is an art itself, the art of draping the Saree –a boring procedure entirely shared by the woman as a celebration of her beauty. On the most basic level, the saree is first wrapped around the waist, then slender plates of the continual cloth are carefully tucked at the waist giving it the flow and then the cloth slithers around the waist and covers the torso as it rests on the shoulder. The diversified culture in the Indian subcontinent has resulted in the trend of different draping styles of Sarees followed in different regions.
Over the years,the Saree has also become a canvas for the common artists of India. Each state and region has its artists flaunting their skills and art on this canvas, from bandhej/bandhani (tie and dye) to delicate embroidery ( embroidery thread ) also done with real gold and silver threads to the minimalistic white and red saree. The patterns, the colours, and the various kinds are excellent and splendid. Add silver/golden thread ( embroidery thread ) work to a simple cotton or silk saree and you get a Wedding Sarees perfect for a marriage or similar occasion. Add pearls and precious stones and you get a stylish Bridal Sarees. And when the Western and Indian culture merges with the withdrawal and the emergence of new technologies in everyday life, the very common in Italian and accessories from crepe georgette, which were previously unknown Indian women to see, but now very popular.