Thursday, 27 April, 2017
History and Origin of the Sari

History and Origin of the Sari

One of the most sensual attires of Indian women.
Normally South Asian women wear over a small blouse called Ravika or Choli with the sari that is fashioned with short sleeves and low-cut neck which help South Asian women in withstanding the harsh weather of the region in summer.
The sari blouse is also fashioned with various embroidered and embellished patterns such as mirror work for decorating purposes. It is sometimes decked out with ornate embroidery details, something that differentiates this traditional dress from other traditional clothing in the East.
Origin and History
The word ‘sari’ is evolved from the word Prakrit that is derived from the Sanskrit word Sattika which is mentioned in the early Jain and Buddhist literature.
The dhoti which is a kind of ‘shell’ pants and oldest Indian garment that is now an exclusively male thing today in India and Pakistan, especially in the rural areas, is believed to be a forerunner of the sari by some historians.

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