Indian Sarees have always portrayed the true meaning of elegance. From being an accessory of the unabashed to the “poised” lady, the garment truly represents an era of progression. Saree comes from the word “Satti” which means a strip of cloth even though today it is a completely stylised version.

Sarees are perhaps the only kind of Indian clothing that cuts across cultures and communities. Apart from being a timeless garment that only gets better with each passing generation, it occupies a special place in the regional traditions of India where different communities have their own take on it.

Here is a gradual evolution of the form of the Indian Saree:

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Although through the years Saree styles have evolved, they represent a legacy and ethos being carried. With time we see new elements adding an eccentric flavor to the garment.

Thus a saree can no more be called a garment but is much more than that, a culture in itself.

Sources: Unnati Silk, Esamskriti, Strand of Silk

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