India, the holy Kingdom brought up by the holy water of the Ganges River. She is the west pure land in the mind of pious Buddhists, and also one of the world’s four major ancient civilization birthplaces. Speaking of India, what do you thinking of ? For many people, India is mysterious and colorful, the special taste of curry, the various form of yoga, the bright and charming dance, the pious ascetic religion, the fascinating and charming building, and the cobra shaking compliantly in the sound of flute. However, wandering in the streets of India, the most unforgettable senery is Indian women with the point of the traditional auspicious vermilion on the forhead, deep eyes, brown skin, dressed with the graceful traditional dress “The Sari”. Today, let’s reveal the mysterious of the most distinctive national costume of India, Saree.
The most beautiful dress in the world.
Indians with their own unique creativity express their understanding and pursuit of life, aesthetic, color. Indian women can not give up the special feelings they have for Sari.
It is said that “If Tagore’s poem has the most super idealism,then Sari has the most special feelings of women” It’s true. Sari to Indian women is the equivalent of Qipao to Chinese women, Ao Dai to Vietnamese women, kimono to Japanese women, graceful yet dignified. whether in the bustling city streets, or in the quiet village, whether in weddings banquets or major events, almost anywhere can catch a glimpse of elegant, imparting “sari.” Married Indian women gradually get fat, but as long as they wrap Saris, half cover half open, walking in the street, elegant, fresh and unique, full of poem cantabile. It’s a breathtaking image. No wonder the prestigious Chinese painting master Zhang Daqian said that : “Indian Sari is the most beautiful clothes in the world.”
The history of Sari
Sari is India’s most distinctive national costume. According to legend, sari has more than five thousand years of history. It’s the common image of women in Saris in the ancient sculptures and murals of India. At the beginning, women only wear Sari when they attend a religious ceremony, but later it evolved into women’s everyday dress. In 327 BC, the Macedonian king Alexander the great led a force and invaded northwestern India. Although it was a short period of time, he had the idea of forcing to change the Indian woman dress style, but failed because Indian women stick to their traditional Sari dress.
There is a story about the origin of Sari. It’s said that in ancient India, there was a weaving master who enjoyed great celebrity. He not only know how to weave the exquisite silk, but also has the skills of making fashion clothes. In the local area, there is no second man who is better than him. In his years of weaving, cutting process, he has accumulated rich experience, so he no longer satisfied with unusual clothes. He wanted to seek a new breakthrough, but suffered from the lack of inspiration. One night, he had a strange dream, he dreamed of a woman crying, her tears shining silk light; She instantly changes of expression, as if the bright-coloured of rebirth; Her long beautiful hair winding on her body like a rainbow; Her lightness charming body is like a piece of smooth silk. The weaving master woke up suddenly, as a result,he carefully studied the female body, combined with their own ideas, woven out of a new type of clothing materials, no glimmer, as long as in women, is a delicate and charming dress, he named it “sari”. Since then, the skilled craftsman weave for sari, and soon sought after by a lot of people, which directly promoted the development of the Indian weaving industry.
How to dress a Sari
There are various ways of dressing a sari. Different races, regions and beliefs have different color, texture and dressing ways. The sari that Indian women dress every day is a short sleeved tight choli which expose the navel, the lower part of the body is a ghagra.
- First pull left side of the sari and put the right side of the head into a skirt.
- ring around the circumference from the right to the left about three or four laps.
- then right in front of the folded into sixty percent off, into the head and skirt.
- then the remaining piece of cloth, from the left back to bypass the right armpit, draped over the left shoulder.
- then directly coated on Sari cloth draped over the shoulder or head.