"The Sari, it is said, was born on the loom of a fanciful weaver. He dreamt of Woman. The shimmer of her tears. The drape of her tumbling hair. The colors of her many moods. The softness of her touch. All these he wove together. He couldn't stop. He wove for many yards. And when he was done, the story goes, he sat back and smiled and smiled and smiled".
Couturier Valentino Garavani- Italy’s most famous designer says:
‘‘I consider the sari deeply elegant—it is one of the most grounding elements of what haute couture is all about,’’ he adds. ‘‘In India, modernity and tradition can find a fine balance without erasing a unique heritage. Homogeneity is never a good thing.’’
‘‘India’s heritage is one of the most fascinating and inspirational of all,’’ he says. ‘‘My 2002 haute couture collection was entirely inspired by India. But there have always been Indian themes running through all my collections. It’s definitely a reference for my idea of beauty and grace.’’
Noted psychologist Carl Jung has waxed lyrical about the elegance of the sari thus:
"It would be a loss to the whole world if the Indian woman should cease to wear her native costume. India is practically the only civilized country where one can see on living models how woman can and should dress".
Siba Mishra Indian saree represents the wonder of Indian fashion in the international world. The 6 yard simple piece of free flowing fabric create all elegance to the woman and enhances their beauty. It can match all in all occasion and at all times, used by all.
Sucheta Singhal Since we are on the topic of Sari.. Women and Jewelry - The Spiritual Dimensions of Ornamentation
Article of the Month - March 2002 http://www.exoticindia.com/article/jewelry/ ... The most fascinating article (and thru it .. the even more fascinating website..) I read.. discovered several years... ) Read and marvel the Hindu culture.. Check out my comment from Aug 2006..
Kala Iyer hi sucheta...how r u fascinating article.. loved ur comment...//India is a land of exotic no dobut .. but one that is not just skin deep. It goes much beyond... down to the level of soul//...yup...so true. thnx for the link... awesome website!
December 19, 2010 at 1:40am · Like ·
Sucheta Singhal Kala .. long time no see..
December 19, 2010 at 1:46am · Like · 1 person ·
Sucheta Singhal From the article - 'Indeed rarely is a traditional Indian ornament simply decorative and devoid of inherent meaning or symbolic value. Symbols found in Indian jewelry act as a metaphorical language communicated from the wearer to the viewer. Such a jewelry is created from an infinite reserve of symbolically significant forms and images, some obvious, some subtle, and some whose meaning is forgotten.' and yes.. it was mind blowing for me to read the metaphorical meaning of Nath (nose ring) and Karn Phool.. and in another article about 16 Shringaar'
December 19, 2010 at 1:50am · Like ·
Kala Iyer hibernation...lolz:)
December 19, 2010 at 1:52am · Like · 1 person ·
Sucheta Singhal Same here.. Ha ha ha! Ganesh Chaturthi aayee aur chali gayee.. maybe Makar Sakranti .. what do yousay?
December 19, 2010 at 1:57am · Like · 1 person ·
Kala Iyer hope its not next Ganesh Chaturthi...:)
December 19, 2010 at 2:00am · Like · 1 person ·
Naaz Khan Sari = it's my favorite dress = I feel like a GODDESS in it ! If I ever have the chance to walk down the red carpet = I will show myself off with GRACE by adorning myself with Sari ! It's such a GLAMOROUS
dress, SO elegant , SO GRACEFUL, SO CLassy yet SO Sexy ! I LOVE 2 dance in it = all the moves just flow out of me like how U would unwrap a women in a Sari ! I wear it everytime I go 2 a classy party or indian wedding = I feel like the star of the show & SO GLAMOROUS ! I am PROUD of my hindustani culture & I wear it Fabulously cause I AM a GODDESS ! DOn't just feel like it = B one ! One Love = Oneness !