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One of the most expressive dresses and attires that Indian women have worn since ancient times is Saree.Saree is one of the most elegant dress woman has worn. Cotton was the only cloth that was used in India in ancient times until silk got into production, which gave a new dimension to Indian tradition of clothing. The word saree was derived from a Sanskrit word which meant a piece of cloth. Saree is 6 to 9 yards long piece of cloth with a width of app 1.25 yards and covers the entire body from head to toe and yet makes a lady look beautiful and gorgeous. The one outer end of Saree is called as Pallu which normally spreads about 1 to 3 feet from the edge. Pallu is most beautiful and decorative part of a saree. Sarees are draped in different styles and fashion worn by women. As India is a very big country with many social and cultural divisions, many states have derived their own way of making and draping sarees. This is the reason why there are so many different kind of sarees that are in production and are used widely.

Saree is worn over a petticoat and a top called as blouse (or Choli).The Sarees are worn according to Season (Climate), Functions and festivals and occasions. Sarees are made from different material like Cotton, Silk, Crepe, Georgette, Chiffon etc. Sarees are available in wide range of colors and fabrics. In ancient times Sarees were handwoven and made of cotton and silk. Now with technical advancement synthetic fibres like nylon, polyesters and rayons are being used for manufacture of sarees. Some other derivatives of modern material is Georgette, Crepe, Chiffon etc.

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