Measuring upto 42inches to 49inches in width and 5.5 to 9 yards in length,the saree is an unstitched cloth that has decorative borders and a matching end piece, called the pallu or anchalthat surround the field of the saree which can also be either richly ornamented or plain. Sarees often come with a matching piece of cloth for the choli, or tight fitting cropped blouse, either woven on the end or the beginning of the saree or on a separate piece altogether.
Dating back with a long history in India, the first depictions of saree like costumes can be seen in sculptures from 100 b.c. The variety of colors, patterns, weaves and draping styles make the saree one of the world's most attractiveattire. Hundreds of provincial weaving centers are still affianced in traditional handloom production. Today in India six and a half million people are occupied in the production of handloom sarees.Over the centuries,thesaree has maintained it's grace and beauty. Special occasions like marriages or festivities ,saree dominates to be the traditional trousseau ,in lieu of cultural convention. Women in saree reflects style, poise, and elegance. Not only that, a saree epitomises beauty and aura in its most divine form.
In order to experience its magnificence, it is important to drape a saree in a right manner.Various regions of India have their own unique style of wearing the sari. The Gujarati style of wearing a saree requires the pallu to be draped artistically in the front rather than over the shoulder. Sarees with eye-catching magnificent pallus are best worn in this style. The Bengali style of wearing a sari has no pleats and the pallu has a bunch of keys that falls over the shoulder. The Coorgi style of draping a saree involves tying the pleats in the rear and a small portion of the pallu is placed over the shoulder. The Maharashtriannauvari style of draping a saree involves wearing the nine yards of fabric in a style that is traditional to the region. In Tamil Nadu, certain sections of society wear the nine-yard saree in a wrap around style sans pleats.