India, one of the most populated countries in the world is known for its very stunning traditional clothes, the sari. For most people, they are pretty familiar with the name of sari, or at least can recognize it when looking at the pictures of sari. But, do you know a few facts about sari? If you are interested in them, check these facts out about the stunning attire of Indian.
The Definition of Sari
Though a lot of people have been referring to sari as a fabric used in an Indian attire of Indian, it is actually more than just a piece of fabric. Yes, it was traditionally known as unstitched fabric swayed (draped) on the Indian women’s shoulder as a decoration. But nowadays, they have discovered a new meaning and definition of sari.
Sari nowadays determined a part of traditional clothing with valuable materials to be made. Such as silk. That’s why, the purest the sari is, the more expensive it becomes. Unfortunately, the fact says that most Indian women can not afford the actual sari, for their daily wear or even occasion. They should buy the cheaper sari with polyester materials, which costs not more than $10USD.
How To Wear Sari
Though most people are familiar with only one way to wear a sari, it is actually only one of hundreds ways to drape the sari. Each type of drape contributes to occasion, context, needs, and even geography classification.
That being said, actually there are more and more ways to drape sari that has not been documented so far. Which shows how rich the culture in India itself is. In other words, you can drape the sari in the way you like, and it stands a chance that you wear them correctly.
But, to be noted, wearing sari requires zero needles. You should try to avoid any needles while wearing sari. They can be helpful, yes. But they also bring bad impacts for the sari itself. In fact, sari can be draped on your shoulder without any help from needles.
Another fun fact, you can wear a sari without any blouse or petticoat. Formerly, sari was used without both of them, until the British Raj era. Nowadays, people are using blouses or petticoats under their sari, but if you are interested in wearing one, it does not have to come with a blouse.
One Of The Biggest Economy Support in India
Most Indian women work in textile business or factories, including the production of exported sari. Therefore, it helps the economy of most families in India. Dozens of sari is exported every year, which makes the sector of embroidery and textile one of the highest economy supplies in India.
Does Sari Shows Indian’s Society Class?
Though not legit written, sari is known to determine Indian’s society class. Women with higher economy wear more beautiful sari, higher quality, with ‘newer’ style, which is designed by sari designers in India. While the other group of women can wear the traditional one, made in the market.