The origins of the sari, visibly the most identified with Indian garment, has been said to have been around since 100 B.C.. Found on an ancient statue of a Indus Valley priest, this is the first record of any sari worn in India.
Saris are still worn by most of India’s population till today especially during weddings. There are multiple versions of the sari but the most popular day-to-day sari can be seen below.
Consisting of a crop top called the choli, a 6-9 yard sari draped over a shoulder and a petticoat – Saris are to believed to be originated from Hindu culture. It is also believed that a woman’s belly button represented creativity and life, resulting in the way the sari has been made. To emphasise the waist but also the most sacred part of the body.
From the 1st-6th century, dancers were depicted to be wearing Dhoti wraps but the Sari took its traction from the 5th century onwards. Today, there are multiple versions of traditional clothes in India but Saris remain the most loved clothing article.
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