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Citrus-Yellow Baluchari Sari from Bengal Depicting Mythological Episodes
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Dahlia-Mauve Handloom Bomkai Sari from Orissa with Temple Border and Bootis Woven All-Over
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Herbal-Green Traditional Brocaded Sari from Bangalore with Woven Bootis and Peacocks
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Lucite-Green Purbasthali Sari from Bengal with Woven Flowers on Pallu
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Lukhnavi Chikan Sari  with Hand-Embroidered Bootis All Over
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Twilight-Blue Phulkari Sari from Punjab with Embroidered Flowers and Sequins
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Rose-Dust Mriganayani Sari with Kalamkari Print and Woven Border
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Royal-Lilac Paithani Sari with Hand-Woven Peacocks on Pallu
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Orange and Pink Shaded Sari from Marwar in Rajasthan with Bandhani Print
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Radiant-Yellow Tangail Sari from Kolkata with Woven Bootis and Zari Border
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Flame-Scarlet Pan Patola Handloom Sari from Patan in Gujarat
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Green-Haze Kosa Sari from Bengal with Thread Weave
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Bittersweet-Red Sari from Bangalore with Woven Checks and Striped Pallu
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Scarlet-Red and Black Handloom Sari from Sambhalpur with Temple Border and Ikat Weave on Pallu
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Oyester-Gray Baluchari Sari with Hand-Woven Dancing Apsaras on Aanchal
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Tibetan-Red Georgette Sari with All-Over Floral Ari Embroidery and Sequins
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Chocolate-Truffle Bomkai Sari from Orissa with Hand-Woven Folk Motifs
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Banana-Cream Kasavu Sari from Kerala with Golden Border and Embroidered Flowers on Pallu
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Rum-Raisin Batik Sari from Madhya Pradesh with Printed Motifs and Woven Border
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Diva-Blue Paithani Handloom Sari with Woven Bootis and Peacocks
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Mineral-Red and Beige Dhakai Handloom Sari from Bangladesh with Woven Bootis All Over
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Baton-Rouge and Green Shaded Bandhani Gharchola Sari from Rajasthan with Gota Border
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Phulkari Sari from Punjab with Embroidered Bootis and Gota Border
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The Graceful Indian Sari
The etymology of the word sari or saree is from the Sanskrit word 'sati', which means strip of cloth. This evolved into the Prakrit 'sadi' and was later anglicised into sari (often spelled as saree).

Indian civilization has always placed a tremendous importance on unstitched fabrics like the sari and dhoti, which are given sacred overtones. The belief was that such a fabric was pure; perhaps because in the distant past needles of bone were used for stitching. Hence even to the present day, while attending pujas or other sacred ceremonies, the men dress up in dhotis while women wear the sari.

The Indian Sari, like so many other textiles, gives the lie to the hierarchical distinction made between fine arts and crafts. The approximate size of a sari is 47 by 216 inches. Although it is an untailored length of cloth, the fabric is highly structured and its design vocabulary very sophisticated. The main field of the sari is framed on three sides by a decorative frieze of flowering plants, figurative images, paisleys, or abstract symbols.

Two of the borders define the edges of the length of the sari and the third comprises the end piece, which is a more complex version of the other two borders. This end piece is the part of the sari that is draped over the shoulder and left to hang over the back or front, known popularly as the Pallu or Anchal.

The pallu usually elaborates the theme found in the two borders and the actual field of the sari, a sort of repetition and amplification in the manner of the Indian musical mode, the raga. This beautiful metaphor thus compares the two narrow borders to the introductory recital of the pure notes and the pallu to the song.

The design of the Indian Saree, whether woven, embroidered, painted or block-printed, needs to maintain the proportion and balance between the actual field of the sari, the borders and the pallu. The pattern creates its own rhythm.

Each sari in the modern era requires a matching set of blouse and underskirt for draping it. All saris in our collection come along with a matching blouse piece. You can also have the blouse and petticoat tailored to your custom measurements, at a nominal extra cost.

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