Tag: saree

May 10 2012

How to wrap a sari (saree)

By Sreekanth Gundoji, CFCA communications liaison in India

Ever wondered how to wrap a sari? This video will show you!

The sari is a traditional dress worn by women in India for many centuries.

Its meaning comes from Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language, which means “strip of cloth.”

The sari is a one-piece item of clothing that fits all women regardless of figure and height.

Its length ranges from approximately 17 to 21 feet (5.30 to 6.30 meters). It is made from different fabrics such as nylon, cotton, silk and polyester.

The sari is worn with a blouse and underskirt or petticoat. It goes well with a fitted matching blouse with embroidery designs.

Editor’s note: In this video, Prameela, a CFCA sponsored youth, wore the sari on top of a T-shirt and jeans, which is not traditional. This was so that she could feel comfortable wrapping the sari in front of the camera.