- Dimensions: Total Length = 220 Inches (6 yards)
- Material: Art Silk (Polyester)
- Blouse Piece: Comes with an UNSTITCHED blouse piece (fabric only).
- Machine Wash
What is a Sari
Saree is a rectangular piece of unstitched fabric which is draped in a very fascinating manner. The length of the this fabric is 5 to 6 yards (220 Inches) long. This is a Single piece of clothing which fits all. The Sari fabric is draped around the body and over the shoulders. The loose end of the fabric, which is thrown over the left shoulder, is known as Pallu. Pallu usually has extensive design woven into it. To make a complete costume you will need a Blouse (Top) and a petticoat (Slip). This listing is for just the sari fabric and it comes with an unstitched (fabric only) Blouse piece.
Art Silk sarees are very popular among saree connoisseurs. Art silk sarees originated from South India. They are also known as poly sarees. These beautiful and exquisite Art silk sarees have bold and intricate motifs. One of the most sensuous of attire- the sari, adorns a woman to become modest and attractive in it. It is not cumbersome but a great antique that suits to any occasion. The great Indian women in different spheres of life appreciate the style and strength of the sari (saree).
With proper care and attention, Silk Sarees can be preserved for ages without losing its luster or freshness. Follow the directions below carefully and your Silk Sarees would last longer with the same sheen as a new one!
- Never Machine wash a sari. A sari should be either delicately hand washed or dry cleaned.
- Do not wash with a detergent in the beginning.
- After two or three plain water washes, use a good detergent and clean quickly. Do not keep the sari soaked in detergent for long.
- Do not brush or lash a Silk Saree. This would lead to tearing of the zari.
- Wash (Pallu) Mundi and Border separately in the beginning.
- Do not bundle and keep wet for a long time.
- In case of stains, wash with cold water immediately.
- For hard stains get the Sari Dry Cleaned.Do not bundle the wet saree along with inferior variety choly etc.
- While ironing, keep the iron in medium or low heat.
It is recommended to iron the saree between two pieces of cloth. It is not recommended to wet the saree prior to ironing or to use a steam iron. Store sarees in a cool dry place.
How to Wear a Sari (Saree)
No exotic fancy dress, but a garment that is worn daily by women through the length and breadth of India, 5 metres of continuous fabric. Unstitched. Yet a perfect fit for every figure. And not as complicated to wear as you might suppose.
At least part of the secret of the sari are the "underneath" garments - a waist -to- floor length petticoat, tied tightly at the waist by a drawstring. (No elastic, please!) And a tight fitting blouse that ends just below the bust - short sleeved or sleeveless, with a variety of necklines.
Starting at the navel, tuck the plain end of the sari into the petticoat for one complete turn from right to left. Make sure that the lower end of the sari touches the floor.
Step 3 & 4
Beginning from the tucked-in end start making pleats in the sari, about 5 inches deep. Make about 7 to 10 pleats and hold them up together so that they fall straight and even.
Tuck the pleats into the waist slightly to the left of the navel, and make sure that they are turned towards the left.
Drape the remaining fabric around yourself once more left to right, and bring it up under the right arm and over the left shoulder so that it falls to about the level of the knees.
The end portion thus draped is the pallav, and can be prevented from slipping off by fixing it at the shoulder to the blouse with a small.