The Sari weaving can be described as a cultural heritage that we have received from India. It also has a long history of observing the history associated with the sari.
Sari weaving Evidence from history
There is ample evidence that ancient Indian women wore the sari. Accordingly, Cry. BC Indicates that this runs up to 100. In India, a type of clay tablet of the Shunga dynasty depicts women of that era wearing a sari-like garment. It is also reported that during the Greek Gandhara civilization, women wore saris that covered the entire body. This is confirmed by the female statues erected during that period.
The Ajanta Cave Caves also bear witness to the fact that who wore saris in the past. It is said that cotton was cultivated around 5000 BC and that the Indians sewed garments from cotton during this period. Also, dyed garments have been dyed in this manner. The conclusion is that the sari originated in the Indus Valley Civilization for the first time.
Focusing on the use of sari in recent times, it dates back to 1500 years. This is confirmed by the notes of a Portuguese national who visited India. Also, sari weaving became a significant source of income in that era. But the sari industry of that era was not as active on a large scale today. In comparison, India is now able to inherit the largest sari shops as well as factories.
Sarees vary from state to state.
The technical know-how, technology, and designs used in sari weaving in India vary from state to state. It is also said that the name given to saris is derived from this province. The center of the sari industry is Varanasi, and now it is Varanasi. The sari woven in this area is called Benares. Also, the saris woven in Kashmir are called ‘Kashmiri .’ the saris woven in Kanchipuram are called Kanchipuram saris, the ones woven in Bangalore Mysore is called Mysore silk saris. The saris woven from Gadwal are called Gadwal saris.
The lives of sari weavers and the uniqueness of saris
Many lives of sari weavers are associated with it. For example, in the Garhwal area, at least one family member is involved in sari weaving. It could be a small child or an older man. Sari weaving in Kanchipuram is said to have started about 400 years ago. They are from both the Devanga and Saligar clans who came from Andhra Pradesh.
The specialty of these Kanchipuram saris is silk threads soaked in gold and silver water to weave the underside of the sari. Due to this, this type of sari is recognized as the most valuable sari in the world. About 75% of the people living in this area make their living from sari weaving. Due to this, the city is also known as the Silk City.
It is also said that there are thousands of sari weaving machines in this area. More than 7000 families have contributed to this. A common sight in the area is the presence of people who are invited to see the sari at the doorsteps of the houses. The Mysore area is famous for its silk saris. The specialty here is sewing with the tapestry. However, sari weaving machines have been restricted due to noise pollution in the city. Due to this, who will relocate them to other areas outside the city.
It is also stated that the contribution of about twelve people is required to complete a sari in this manner. Accordingly, the design of the designs, the dyeing of the threads, the insertion of the design into the machine, etc., are done with the help of various persons.
The use of saris by women nowadays.
Although the sari started as an Indian dress, it is still widely used by women in Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. I wore a sari during the Kandyan period when South Indian influences were prevalent in Sri Lanka. Also, today the sari originating from India has spread to other countries as well. The sari is also used in various modern styles.