Interesting Saree Facts

The saree is a representation of our country’s customs and traditions. The elegance of a saree is unparalleled, which is why it is loved by all of us. Sarees are a classic cultural piece of apparel that may be seen across the country in a variety of styles.

The saree is a traditional Indian outfit that has attracted the imaginations of fashionistas for centuries! They are an essential piece of the fundamental wardrobe, regardless of age, from your grandmother’s classic ones to your favorite Bollywood stars’ and social media influencers’ glamorous ones.

In this article, we are going to share some really fascinating facts about saree that will blow your mind. So, are you ready to hear some shocking yet interesting saree facts about your most loved attire?

Let’s get started.

Interesting Saree Facts We Bet You Did Not Know About!

A Saree may be draped in over a hundred different ways

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Yes, you read that correctly. A saree may be draped in over a hundred different ways. This is due to the fact that we are a culturally, geographically, and festively diverse country. Depending on the occasion, geography, and, of course, personal preference, each person has their unique way of wearing a saree.

It’s not actually required to “Pin” a saree

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Some of the best saree drapers, like our moms, use at least one safety pin to protect the pallu from sliding off the shoulder. While the rest of us need many safety pins to hold the saree in place.

Well, According to fashion experts, a properly draped saree does not require the use of any safety pins. Without a doubt, a saree with no safety pins may be worn. All you have to do is to drape it properly.

The world’s most costly saree.

Consider how much a saree may cost at its most expensive. Rs. 50 thousand? Rs. 70 thousand? Is it Rs.1.5 lakhs? What about Rs.10 lakhs? A big no to all of your guesses. Because the most expensive saree in the world, “Vivaah Patu,” is owned by none other than Neeta Ambani and costs Rs. 40 lakhs. The saree is not only pricey, but it is also one-of-a-kind. The saree is special because it has 11 magnificent Raja Ravi Verma paintings that were hand-woven by 36 talented Kancheepuram craftsmen after a year of hard effort.

Sarees come in a variety of styles

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Let’s talk about a girl’s or woman’s favorite word: variety. Women crave variation in everything from colors to materials, from unusual to popular designs, from those recommended by celebrities to those seen on the street. Sarees, which come in a variety of styles, are a great way to meet this constant desire. Kanjeevaram sarees, Silk Sarees, Zari sarees, Bandhani sarees, Kalamkari sarees, Chickenkari sarees, and many more types of sarees are available. Sarees differ not just in fabric, but also in designs, elaborate craftsmanship, and, as previously said, draping ways. Among all types of sarees bandhani or bandhej is my favorite one.

The Saree wasn’t always a “Saree”.

The term ‘Saree’ is relatively young, coming from a Prakrit word called ‘Sadi,’ which in turn was derived from a Sanskrit word called ‘Sati.’ The term ‘Sati’ refers to a strip of fabric. There are various variations of Saree that do not always come as a single piece of cloth; in the past, it was always a single piece of fabric.

Sarees actually never included petticoats or blouses

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The concept of blouses and petticoats emerged real late. The traditional saree was worn without them in a way that gracefully covered a woman’s modesty. Women in the Victorian era were not allowed to reveal their chests, so a sari was worn to wrap the body as a kind of moral conduct.  This is how a blouse and petticoat were born, and they have since become an integral element of the entire outfit.

A sentimental viewpoint

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We have never examined a saree from an emotional standpoint, yet it certainly has emotional ties. Remember how your children used to hold your saree pallu, as well as how you used to hold your mother’s pallu? Remember how mothers used to use it to clean their children’s faces? How do newly-wed switch from girly attire to sarees to appear more mature? After reading these ideas, I’m sure you’ll be attempting to recall your favorite saree memory.

You’re Older Than You Expected.

While it’s apparent that Sari is old because of its traditional clothing, who would have guessed it was centuries old? Many people believe that saris are as old as 5000 years, which is incredibly ancient!

Isn’t it fascinating to realize that a trend that began ages ago is still alive and kicking? Because trends in today’s world change at a rapid speed and sarees remain timeless overages.

And it’s a Wrap!

Here were some interesting facts about saree to know a little more about India’s most loved and popular piece of garment. Did you know about all of the above-listed saree facts? Also, which is your favorite type of saree that you absolutely adore? Feel free to share your thoughts with our readers.

Sarees are a timeless classic and they are here to stay, forever…

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