Women in South Asia, notably in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Pakistan, typically wear sarees, sometimes spelt sari. It is a long piece of fabric that is wrapped in a variety of ways about the body. The length is typically between 5 and 9 yards.
The saree is renowned for its beauty and adaptability and is often composed of silk, cotton, or synthetic materials. The saree is supported and given structure when worn with a blouse (choli) and petticoat (underskirt).
Depending on the geography and cultural customs, there are many ways to drape a saree. The most popular method entails tucking one end of the saree into the petticoat, wrapping it around the waist, and draping the other end over the shoulder to create front pleats. The pallu, or loose end, can either be worn over the shoulder or left hanging.
Sarees are available in a broad range of hues, patterns, and styles. Every location in South Asia has a distinctive saree style with special weaving processes, embroidery, and patterns. They can be adorned with (gold and silver thread), beads, sequins, or elaborate prints.
Weddings, festivals, and religious events are just a few occasions where sarees are frequently worn. In certain areas, they are further used as everyday clothing. The saree that a person wears may reveal a lot about their social standing, ethnic identity, and personal flair.
In general, the saree is a well-known representation of South Asian culture and has won praise for its grace and enduring appeal on a global scale.