Thursday, February 16, 2012

In love with the sari

Here in America, almost all Indian men have moved on to wearing Western attire, whereas Indian women are still holding on to the tradition of wearing a sari. Even though Indian women who join the work force wear Western attire during the week days, their love affair with the sari is unblemished. They never let go of tradition to ware a sari  for a occasion such as a wedding, party or a simple get together.There is even a friendly competition  among Indian women at the weddings and parties to ware an unique saree to stand out in the crowd or a show off one's new stash of sarees that they brought back from their previous trip to India. What ever the reason is Indian women love sarees and jewelry and they can't get enough of them.

 I remember growing up in Southern India, (where there is no winter, only summer and severe summer only), most of the weddings happens during summer months. Even in that unbearable sultry summer heat, every women wares a silk saree and attends the wedding. Can't argue with the tradition i guess.

Waring a sari is epitome to Indian culture.  Every state in India wares the sari in their unique way. Sari is nothing but six yards of unstitched fabric. You just wrap the fabric over a patticoat  and a blouse. There is a wide range of saris available from very simple to most elaborate. Price of the saree can range few hundreds to few thousand dollars. 

Here are some of the images of my friends at a wedding. 

Trying to be just like mom..

 This is called half sari. Girls before graduating to sari, they ware skirt and half sari.

 Part of my collection of sari's end up being part of my tablescape

 For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including vegetarian, gluten free and vegan recipes), please check out my book, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen, at my website

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  1. Happy Pink Saturday...
    What a gorgeous share today. I have learned a little about saris. They are so beautiful and the fabrics and colors have always fascinated me. I didn't realize there were half saris.

    The necklaces and bracelets worn are simply gorgeous. I love this share. Thank you for taking me along to India today. I have so enjoyed my visit.

    I love the table setting as well. It is colorful and gorgeous. Would make any guest feel like Kings and Queens.

    Country hugs and much love, Sherry

  2. I've missed you my friend Komali! I hope all is well with you. I love your post and love all those stunning saris you just shared. I have SIL that wears them all the time, she's not Indian, mind you, but she looks great in it and loves them! When she goes to a wedding she wears elegant ones in silk, lol. She wants me to use them as she says I would look like a perfect Indian woman! Someday and I will show you! Have a nice Sunday. Hugs,

  3. Stunning!! I have a friend who is originally from India and her sari collection is gorgeous - I do not blame all of you for wanting to wear them! Thank you for sharing!

  4. What lovely pics. Oh that small girl is soooooooooooooo cute. I love Sarees :-)

  5. What gorgeous saries. The women look so elegant. Thank you for sharing your pictures!
    Ladybug Creek

  6. Beautiful. I have friends that have these lovely clothes and my local fabric store sells the sari fabric. I'm so tempted to buy some.

  7. Oh my gosh! Everyone's looking so lovely in their sarees ! Such a pity that I only wear them on occasions! Should really find more occasions to wear sarees!

    Oh... And I use my dhoopattas and moms sarees as table cloths, runner, wall hangers etc.. Also if my friends are wearing something that would look better on my table, I've even asked them for it.... And theyve given it to me ;-)

  8. So many beautiful ones. Especially the bright orange and pink and the gold and aqua marine or light blue? The little girl is just precious.


  9. Nice blog. i like it. buy online wedding sarees 2012 from G3 fashions surat.

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  11. awsome photos of indian wedding sarees collections as they are really auspicious to wear on certain occassions