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The True Essence of Indian Sarees

Fashion trends come and go but the Indian saree always has remained in vogue. It has managed to live up to its repute for centuries now and there is no denying that it is the only comfortable clothing that can be worn under the Indian climatic conditions. This is the most experimented clothing that Indians know of. With changing trends the designs, patterns and styles of wearing the saree may change but the drape remains to rule the world of Indian fashion. Many fashion designers have designed sarees with innovation but the true essence remains the same. This is probably because it is tradition that is hard to be forgotten.

History of sarees

The origin of sarees can be traced back to 100 B.C. and its name is a derivative of the Prakrit word ‘sadi’ which was later anglicized into ‘saree.’ However the root word comes from the Sanskrit word ‘sati’ which means a strip of a cloth. Weavers used bones for needles to weave a piece of cloth in the past which was considered to be quite an auspicious process. Hence this piece of unstitched clothing is still regarded as propitious which explains why it is still widely worn at sacred ceremonies.

What is a saree?

A saree is an unstitched cloth that measures around 5.5 to may be 9 yards in length and is 42 to 49 inches wide. The borders on either side have detailed designs to mark the difference with an end piece that is better known as the ‘pallu’ that may be plain or heavily ornamented to draw attention. It is worn with an underskirt and a cropped blouse or ‘choli’ as it is popularly called.

Some interesting facts

Here are some interesting facts to know about sarees, did you know:

Traditionally sarees were worn without the underskirt and blouse

That the underskirt and blouse are gift from the British

The most expensive saree was sold for $100,021 in 2008 which was a replica of the paintings of celebrated Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma

Places to go for the drapes

India is the best destination where you can get a variety of sarees. However if special names have to be mentioned, then Banaras for Banarasi silk saree which consist of zari (available both in gold and silver) work with traditional floral designs is a must. The next city to be named would be Kota for Doria saree which is a blend of silk and cotton with vibrant checkered designs. Not to forget Chennai and its range of gorgeous Kanjivaram sarees that is purely a drape woven in silk. Yes the final one would for this list would be Kolkata for the famous Tant Cotton Saree and the Tassar.

Variety of the nine yards

The Indian saree online is not just a product of the heirloom but is more than it. It has a history to that dates back to 100 B.C. that now has evolved into wedding sarees, casual sarees, party wear sarees and many more. Today it is an epitome of the modern woman who has a conventional side to share.

Having said all this there is more to these nine yards as the style never dies and trends bring out the best of these nine yards. Here is a list of new add on to the old clothing:

  1. New Saree Collection - As far as the New Saree Collection is concerned we have an array of sarees which add charm to our saree collection. We have included Party Wear Sarees, Casual Sarees and Printed Sarees in our latest collection.
  2. Designer Sarees - These are more or less new age drapes that need no introduction but are equally required to find a place in the cupboard of every woman. We have Designer Sarees from the boutique of the budding designer to the well known in the trade. This means the range is varied and so is the budget. The variety includes but is not limited to chanderi silk, Rajkot patola, Mysore silk, Benarasi, fancy Crepes, pashmina, Malmal cotton, georgette and chikan kari. These are only a few of the many names that we have in our collection.
  3. Wedding Sarees - This is an area that we truly specialize in as we know that matters related to the great Indian wedding means a lot more than what it shows. Hence we have tried our best to collect sarees for different communities in the best possible ways. Be it the Bengali bride, Tamil bride or the Andhra bride, we have one saree for each of them.
  4. Bollywood Original Sarees - Inspired by the various colors of the Indian film industry otherwise known as Bollywood, we have designed and matched the true spirit of this industry. Along with this we have put in an effort to collect signature sarees of Bollywood divas to make things as glamorous as them.

About is planning to bring a variety of ethnic, traditional and trendy sarees all at one place. We want the weaver to meet the buyer practically like no other retail outlet has ever done before! We want to literally re-introduce sarees to our women folk like never before. We make it a point that we have sarees that match the different flavors of Indian culture and heritage. We make sure that these sarees are woven with care in such a way that the fabric gets enhanced as it is draped around.

At Ninecolours you can buy party wear, wedding wear & casual wear sarees and lehenga sarees in crepe, jacquard, dhupion, jamdani, Chinon, chanderi, cotton, chiffon, bhagalpuri, net, silk, brocade, Brasso, satin, Bemberg, viscose, tissue, jute, shimmer, linen, velvet, pashmina, khadi and banarasi fabric at discounted prices with  zari, thread, stone, sequins, resham, pita, patch border, Moti,mirror, lace, gota Patti, embroidery, diamond, crystal, cut, booti, applique, aari, beads, printed,hand work. You  can shop online at Ninecolours and ordered can be expected to be delivered within 7-10 days in major metro cities in India and can take anywhere between 10-15 days for other locations in India, from the time the order is confirmed. We offer free shipping, Cash on delivery, worldwide shipping & customize tailoring.

The wearer feels the comfort once worn be it in georgette, chiffon, cotton, jute, or silk. Moreover these sarees are a quintessence of creativity and traditional expertise of the Indian weaver. Moreover we have at least one to fit in everyone’s budget for sure. Additionally it has to be stated that we are one the largest online collectors of these nine yards. With years of experience we have mastered the art of pitching for the most coveted of Indian clothing – the Indian saree without a doubt.