Exploring the Elegance of the Traditional Indian Saree: Phulkari and Bandhani

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A sari, also known as a traditional Indian saree or shari, is a clothing item for women to the Indian subcontinent which is made of an unstitched stretch of woven cloth that is draped over the body like a robe and has one end fastened to the waist and the other end resting as a stole (shawl) over one shoulder, sometimes baring the midriff. It is a type of ethnic clothing worn in Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, or Nepal and can range in length from 4.1 to 8.2 meters (4.5 to 9 yds) and width from 60 to 120 centimeters (24 to 47 inches).

Phulkari Saree

Phulkari, who is unaware of the illustrious accomplishments of Punjab. Phulkari, which means “flower work” in English, is a perfect description of the artwork. Bright, colorful threads are used to create a variety of designs in the shape of floral patterns. The majority of the time, cotton blend materials that are practical for daily use are used to embroider the flower motif. To improve their saree game, one should unquestionably own this bright, colorful, and vivid saree.


Bandhani Saree

Because they are worn in both states, Gujarat and Rajasthan, bandhani sarees are claimed to be both theirs and Rajasthan’s. But according to history, this fashion was actually invented by Gujarat’s Khatri group of weavers. The word Bandhan, which means connection or tie, is where the word Bandhani comes from. We presume that the word “tie” has a hidden meaning that refers to the tie-and-dye textile technique used to create intricate saree designs by pinching the fabric with the fingernails to create small bindings. 

The Nivi style is the most popular name and style for sari manufacturing and drain. The sari is worn with a petticoat known as a ghagra, parkar, or ul-pavadai, as well as a fitting bodice commonly known as a blouse (ravike or kuppasa in southern India and cholo in Nepal). In the Indian Subcontinent, it is still in vogue today.[12] The Indus Valley civilization, which existed between 2800 and 1800 BCE in and around the northwest of the Indian subcontinent, can be linked to the origins of sari-like clothing. On the Indian subcontinent, cotton was first grown and woven around the fifth millennium BCE. The dyes employed throughout this time, including indigo, lac, red madder, and turmeric, are still in use.[22] Between 2450 BCE to 2000 BCE, silk was woven.

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