Spin A Yarn: Women and Their Love Affair With Saree
A saree is a garment worn by females in the Indian subcontinent. It has been a long-standing tradition in India. It all started way back in 2800-1800 B.C when the production of cotton was used in the making of saree. Dyes were also used during that period. Since then, we have come a long way in designing a saree and today there are many varieties of saree which we cannot even imagine.
Sarees are made from different types of materials like cotton, silk, mixed cotton, chiffon, and kanjeevaram. There are also different types of saree length. It usually consists of a drape that varies from five to nine yards in length. The most common style of the drape is Nivi which originated from the state of Andhra Pradesh. A saree is usually worn over a petticoat with a garment called blouse.
A saree is worn by almost everybody from a common woman to celebrities. In fact, this traditional wear is so popular that many foreigners have started to wear saree. Though being a very ancient traditional wear, it has a rich heritage. The cost of a saree is a varying number. It starts from as low as Rs. 200 and goes up to lakhs. The material and the design of a saree play a major factor in deciding the price of a saree. Nowadays, art sarees have become a fashion where a picture or art is imprinted or stitched on one side of a saree.
Sarees in India
In India, online sarees are usually worn by women who work in a government firm like banks and post office. Since it is the tradition of the nation, it is mandatory to wear saree in some government firms to keep up with our tradition. The actor who is most popular for wearing a saree in the country is Vidya Balan. In an interview, Vidya Balan once said “I could live in a sari, I was born to wear a sari. I’m so glad I wear it so often now. It never gets boring; it’s sexy, and it just shows the correct amount and hides the correct amount. It’s the ultimate mix, I think”. Many national actors wear sarees at award functions and ceremonies. It is one of the best ways of representing themselves. Some of the famous Hollywood actors who have rocked in a saree are Paris Hilton, Selena Gomez, Julia Roberts, Victoria Beckham, Madonna and Elizabeth Hurley.
Nowadays, since online shopping has peaked, people tend to purchase everything they want with just a click. The same goes with sarees. There are many varieties of online sarees available on numerous sites for women to choose and it comes with a 30-day exchange policy making it more feasible for them to buy. Our grandmothers are experts in stitching clothes for us. Kurtis and other pants can be stitched by using the material of a saree once it becomes old. Party wear Kurtis have the same silk material that a saree is made of, and since it is taken from the saree, the design in the sarees replicates in the Kurtis as well.