The Evolution of Sarees: From Traditional to Contemporary

The word saree derives from the Sanskrit word 'Saadi', which describes a kind of cloth called Sattika. It is considered to be the culmination of a three-piece ensemble in Hindu literature. There are three components: Antriya – the lower garments; Uttariya – the veil worn over the shoulder, and Stanapatta – the chest band.

Poshak, which is a generic term for costumes, is the term used to refer to this complete ensemble. The Antaria skirt evolved into the Bhairnivasani skirt, which is known today as the Ghaghara or Lehenga. The stan patta evolved into a bodice in the 1st century, and the north became the modern dupatta or veil when worn over the head.

There are many different prints, patterns, and colors to choose from in a saree, which is a long piece of fabric made from different types of cotton. Wearing them in a particular way around the entire body. Sarees can range in length from 6 yards to 9 yards, depending on factors such as age, occasion, and climate.