Indian Fashion: sari

11 Aug 2020  Tue

Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance- Coco Chanel.

The universal language which conveys the though without speaking is fashion. Since aeons it had become the fashion has changed according to societies need. For many, changing fashion is also a cultural status or style statement. Fashion changes with age, profession, location and class order.

Fashion is basically defined by the cloth individual wear. In India different kind of clothes and costume has evolved through the ages. Its path can be traced to fifth millennium BC in the Indus valley civilization. It was the first time truly when the cloth was fashioned worn as a status or style statement rather than a part of basic need.

During the Harappan phase, cotton was cultivated at a large scale. The bronze dancing girl, mother goddess, priest-king sculpture. In the Indus-Saraswati civilization cloth was the status symbol. The muslin was used by the upper-class people.

After the decline of the first civilization the later use of cloth become prominent during the second civilization ( mahajanapada) and Mauryan time were unstitched cloth was used. In the later period, Kushan bought the concept if stitched cloth with them. It was also a whole door opened fo a new concept of fashion.

The concept of fashion flourished during the Mughal times and British even bought her colour with them. But in all this, the unstitched cloth sari didn’t change. It designed to change, wearing method changed but in the base, it remained the same.

India post issued four sets of stamps illustrating beautiful tradition Parsi sari wore in Gujarati style, the Brahmika Sari-opposite of Gujarati style, Pathare Prabhu style of saree and the saree on the silver screen inspired by Devika rani.

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