Fascinatingly gorgeous and sensuous, this elegant piece of fabric has held tremendous appeal since childhood and still happens to be. Though seemingly not found in many a young girl's closet today it still happens to be a symbol of extreme eloquence of the feminine beauty. From draping your mother's fabrics around your tiny frame as a child to actually being able to wear one on occasion, it is a form of self gratification to find one being able to carry this stunning item of clothing.
From an essential clothing to cover the body it became a luxurious product over the years and now maintains its status as an essential part of any Indian woman's wardrobe and a curiosity for onlookers who see it for the first time.
It has been worn by famous Indian queens in the battlefield, with the draping tweaked to suit their needs, by the working woman to perform her hardworking tasks through the day, by the royals as a cloak of luxury and by the modern celebrities and in Indian cinema as a sensuous and a statement piece.
Apparently and in accordance to a recent article, it was even worn by men in some period of time in a different manner to the women, to make them feel as good looking as their women-folk. The Dhoti is a version of the saree without the pallu (the throw of the saree). So we can see the strange pull this singular garment holds on all who lay their eyes upon its exquisite splendour.
The ever-present saree still remains a favourite among Indians for rituals and ceremonies. It is also used as pugrees, turbans in weddings on men, and in dancer's costumes. The saree is effervescent in various cultures across India in terms of variety in fabric as well as styles of draping.