Interesting facts about SAREE:

1. The sari is an unstitched length of cloth measuring 42 – 49″ wide and 5.5 to 9 yards in


2. A garment worn by Hindu women,  consisting of a long piece of  cotton or silk wrapped

around the body with one end draped over the head or over one shoulder.

3. Surat is the Commercial City of  the Indian state of Gujarat. Surat is known for producing

world-class synthetic textiles.It is known as the MANCHESTER OF EAST.

4. The oldest business of Surat JARI has made Surat the world embroidery capital. There are

approximately 80,000” title=”Embroidered sarees at wholesaler prices”>embroidery saree units in Surat which makes Surat the embroidery capital too.

5. India is the largest consumer of cotton in the world. Total consumption of cotton/man-made

fibers and filament yarns is 5155 Million KG(2004-05).

6. Textile exports increased substantially from USD 7.55 billion in 1993-94 to USD 17 billion

in 2005-06.

7. The ready made garment sector is the biggest segment in the India’s textile export basket

contributing over 46% of the total textile exports.

8. Exports have grown at an average of 9.47% p.a. over the last decade.

9. Export target in textile at USD 50 billion by 2010.

10. Surat is the country’s strongest base for non-cotton fabrics.

11. Materials used for saree
i   cotton
ii  Silk
iii Polyster syntehtic fibres
iv  Art silk(atificially produced silk)
v   Mixture of silk and cotton
12. cost of a saree varies in unbelievable range. The rate differs depending on the material

used and workmanship. Simple polyester sarees are available for even Rs.100.Cotton sarees of

good quality are available for Rs.400. Artificial silk sarees are for Rs.600 onwords. Pure

silk sarees have to be paid from Rs.1000 to lacs. As the thickness, smoothness, designing,

use of silver and/or gold. increases the cost of the saree.

13. Sari outside India. Nations where saree is weared..
usa (indians)
uk  (indians)
australia (indians)
european countries (indians)

14. Nivi – styles originally worn in Andhra Pradesh; besides the modern nivi, there is also

the kaccha nivi, where the pleats are passed through the legs and tucked into the waist at

the back. This allows free movement while covering the legs. Bengali and Oriya style.

Gujarati – this style differs from the nivi only in the manner that the loose end is handled:

in this style, the loose end is draped over the right shoulder rather than the left, and is

also draped back-to-front rather than the other way around.

Maharashtrian/Kashta; this drape is very similar to that of the male Maharashtrian dhoti. The

center of the sari (held lengthwise) is placed at the center back, the ends are brought

forward and tied securely, then the two ends are wrapped around the legs. When worn as a

sari, an extra-long cloth is used and the ends are then passed up over the shoulders and the

upper body. They are primarily worn by Brahmin women of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra

Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Dravidian – sari drapes worn in Tamil Nadu; many feature a pinkosu, or pleated rosette, at

the waist.

Madisaara style – this drape is typical of Brahmin ladies from Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Kodagu style – this drape is confined to ladies hailing from the Kodagu district of

Karnataka. In this style, the pleats are created in the rear, instead of the front. The loose

end of the sari is draped back-to-front over the right shoulder, and is pinned to the rest of

the sari.

Gond – sari styles found in many parts of Central India. The cloth is first draped over the

left shoulder, then arranged to cover the body.

Malayali style – the two-piece sari, or Mundum Neryathum, worn in Kerala. Usually made of

unbleached cotton and decorated with gold or colored stripes and/or borders. Also the

Set-saree, a sort of mundum neryathum.

Tribal styles – often secured by tying them firmly across the chest, covering the breasts.

15. Saree shops in india

mumbai   – 331
bangalore  – 275
ahmedabad  – 268
delhi    – 247
tirunelveli  – 104
vadodara    – 79
kolkata  – 54
indore   – 53
surat   – 48
pune   – 43

16. Costliest saree ever: A palanquin arrived amid much fanfare at Chennai Silks, a textile

house in Tamil Nadu, to give a princely welcome for an outfit that’s fit for a queen – a sari

studded with gold, diamonds, emeralds and other precious stones.

The textile house has woven what it claims is the world’s costliest sari, one that costs Rs

40 lakh and weighs around eight kilogram.

Source by Manish Goyal