A plethora of folk motifs have been woven in style across this luscious saree, the one-of-a-kind zariworked weave of the border seemingly holding them in. The motifs are inspired from Apsaras dancing gracefully. In Indian mythology, apsaras are beautiful, supernatural female beings. They are youthful and elegant, and well-trained in the art of dancing. They are often wives of Gandharvas, court musicians of Indra. Apsaras are said to dance to the music made by Gandharvas, usually in the palaces of the gods, entertain and sometimes even seduce gods and men. As ethereal beings who inhabit the skies, and are often depicted taking flight, or at service of a god, they may be compared to angels.
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