Wearing a sari

India
March 6, 2011 12:26am CST
On the occasion of our marriage anniversary, I had sent sari and blouse sets to our family friends in Davao in Philippines and Wisconsin in USA. But they don’t know how to wear a sari, today I have sent this video from YouTube to help wearing a sari on special occasions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJDCGcSQmkw [b]I think this might be useful or at least interesting for my friends abroad; hence I am sharing here. What the ladies in your home wear, ever worn a Sari? Please respond. Comment on the video too, seeing this can you wear a Sari?[/b] Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
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16 responses
@med889 (5958)
6 Mar 11
Living in London since my birth made me unaware as to how to should wear a sari but hopefully I had a grandmother who is from India and she taught me how to wear it. She wanted me to marry an Indian in fact but this is not the case as I got married to a French whom later was a grandma's favorite. When I wore the sari for the first time it was a horrible sight to watch then I gradually learn it well how we wear it and how should we walk with it. I wear mostly trousers at home and in the office, then dresses for occasions or sometimes at home too. Then there are skirts. At home we are two ladies, me and my little daughter who is one year old then my husband and my twin.
• India
19 Sep 11
Thanks for sharing the details friend Am happy to know your grand mother is from india Best of luck. Professor
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
6 Mar 11
Wearing a sari look so tedious. But it is beautiful and elegant. I have not worn a sari in my life. I don't think I be able to walk properly with a lot of clothes wrapping around me.
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• India
19 Sep 11
Dear zandi Guess you may feel uncomfortable in the beginning, but once you wear, you will find it very comfortable, may i ask what kind of dress you wear there?? Thanks for sharing Best of luck. Professor
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
19 Sep 11
I prefer casual dress or pants and blouse. We only wear our culture costume during special occasions. The picture I enclose here is our costume.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
19 Sep 11
kadazan costume - kadazan costume
I usually wear dresses or pants and blouse. We only wear our culture costume during special occasions. Here is the picture of our costume.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
7 Mar 11
neer wore one looks like lots and lots of matieral tho wrap around a person and does it all stay tucket in? Yup I think the vivio would help
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• India
19 Sep 11
Sister try wearing one Am sure you will like it God bless
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
19 Sep 11
am a jeans and tshirt person
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• India
19 Sep 11
Thanks Have a nice day ahead.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
7 Mar 11
hi professor, i am so used to wearing a loose shirt and shorts when i am at home except when it is cold. during cold season, i wear either pajamas or jogging pants and some sweat shirt. i find the ladies there in your place very nationalistic for wearing the saree. nowadays, i dont find any lady wearing our national costume here in the philippines except during cultural presentations. while my hubby was in india on business tour, he got one silk saree for me. when i received my saree it felt awkward at first because i didnt know what to do with so much cloth. it felt funny but of course i wanted to wear one. with the video, it will help more how to go about it. thank you for this discussion. have a very nice day. ann
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• India
19 Sep 11
Sweety Am sorry for late comment, in the mean time you must have tried wearing the saree, i may go to your home this December, will carry the saree, Kalyani has bought for you.. Thanks for sharing Best of luck. Professor
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
20 Sep 11
hi professor, i am reading this while in the office, and it is 8:50pm. this made a really nice moment to forget the office work for a while. and it made me smile. thank you for the br choice. id like to go home now but the rain is so heavy outside so am waiting for it to slow down. have a nice day. ann
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
7 Mar 11
I never have wore a sari. When I am at home I will wear sweatpants and a sweatshirt in the winter. In summer it is usually wear a tank top and shorts. If I am hot I only wear a bathrobe. Mainly in the summer I''ll do that.
• India
19 Sep 11
Thanks for detailed response Best of luck. Professor
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
6 Mar 11
Hello Professor, Please accept my sincere thanks for the choice of gift that you have sent. It will not only promote Indian tradition but will also make the person feel the essence of prosperous Indian culture and its greatness. In my family, most of the women wears sari only. Even my sisters wear sari on special occasions like marriages and when they have some function in their colleges or schools. Personally, I like sari very much and have requested my wife to wear sari only. I have gifted her almost every kind of sari like Banarasi, Jari, cotton, golden-wire-work, etc. There are many ways to wear a sari, an Indian woman can easily distinguish and tell us. I am not very sure, but have seen that it can be worn in many ways. Yes, the way how a sari is worn also depends on the culture and region in India. Bengali women wear sari in an extremely different style than a north Indian woman. I have seen the video and I appreciate it. I will definitely use it whenever someone will ask me, "Please tell me how to wear a sari."
• India
19 Sep 11
Thanks for the detailed response nishan, saree makes a woman look gracious Best of luck. Professor
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
6 Mar 11
Ohhhh thanks a lot sir to discuss on this topic because from yesterday in mind to discuss on this topic wearing sari. In our Indian tradition mostly ladies likes sari. In our Maheshwari Community mostly ladies wearing sari in their home also. Only in some exception cases like in metropolitan areas lady can wear jeans or salwar suit. Otherwise in this community only sari are allowed after marriage. I wear sari in my home also and I love sari.
• India
19 Sep 11
Surekha beti In my locality there are many from your community, the married women wear saree, cover there head always, but i find young girls wearing salwar kameez mostly, some wear Jeans too, but saree has its own charm.. Thanks for sharing your views Best of luck. Professor
@sweta123 (153)
• India
19 Sep 11
Hello Sir I too like sarees like anything and Indian Traditional Sarees are awesome..It gives a traditional Claasy looks to a woman .Now a days i am doing only saree shopping. I want some online saree shop where u can get good collections in a affordable price. i got one online handloom saree store they are having good collections in very good price and quality is too good. Visit the site http://www.orissahandloom.com/ and if anybody knows any shop like this then pls share.
• India
19 Sep 11
Hello sweta Are you from Orissa, you must be aware of Sambalpuri sarees of cotton, silk and bapta, there are many weavers near my home, the saree you bought on line will cost almost half here.. Thanks for sharing Best of luck. Professor
@sweta123 (153)
• India
19 Sep 11
Sir can u give me some idea to be in touch with them??
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• India
19 Sep 11
Give me your email in PM. Blessings
• Philippines
20 Sep 11
hi Baba, You don't want me to envy jai to have a sari right?so you can send me one too Well I tried to wear Sari before thrice but I don't have my own sari the last time I wore it an Indian friend helped me using jai's sari hugs
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• India
20 Sep 11
Honey beta Wait for me and maa, we will carry for you and Jai Blessings
• Philippines
21 Sep 11
Hope it will be soon Baba
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
hello dada, Wow,that's nice of you (sending saree) Wish you could send me one too I know how to wear saree,you can check my photos, my daughter is wearing saree from Kerala India,a big brother send me that saree last 2 years ago. But i also wish to have a saree from you (ahaha) Have a great day always dada
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• India
19 Sep 11
Jai beta Sorry for the late comment, when i will go to your place i will carry for you, i promise and it will be the BEST Sambalpuri silk saree from my city. Was the saree sent by Mineesh? Blessings from Dada
• Philippines
20 Sep 11
@ baba, Hahaha!no that Mineesh never send sari
• India
10 Mar 11
Saree - Saree wearing is an Indian traidional culture
Hello my friend Professor2010 Ji, Im think this Wedding day Gift must have been one sided. I think your family friends must have been born and brought up in those countries only, nbut it is really appriciable that after you have send them Vidio clip from U-Tube, they will make use of them and as well as teach others as well in that area. Saree wearing is diminishing day by day and it is now restricted to specialoccasions only. But I observe many gforigners come and wear saree here. They lik eit very much. Maintaining is costly affair. Thanks. May God bless You and have a great time.
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• India
19 Sep 11
Madam Misra I am sure you have many sarees given by Mr Misra, you must be wearing them.. Thanks for sharing your opinion Best of luck. Professor
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
9 Mar 11
This video was very interesting to me because I've seen people wearing saris in my life but I would have never have known how to wear one. The reason for that is that I am not an Indian person and I really don't know anyone that is an Indian person. That said, I think after watching that video that if I was to ever be given a sari I would be able to figure out how to properly wear it and possibly look good in it as well.
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• India
19 Sep 11
Dear dorann I am sure you will look cute in a saree, though initially you may not find this comfortable.. Thanks for detailed response Best of luck. Professor
• Janesville, Wisconsin
8 Mar 11
I have near worn a Sari, here in the states I usually wear a dress for if I have to otherwise its sweats, jeans. or t-shirts or sweat shirts for me..
• India
19 Sep 11
Thanks for response, one should wear what he/she finds comfortable Best of luck. Professor
@GardenGerty (100323)
• United States
7 Mar 11
I think Saris are beautiful. We have some women even in my small community in the US who wear Sari. It is more difficult I can see by the video than I would have imagined. I think that was a very nice gift that you have given for an anniversary present.
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• India
19 Sep 11
Thanks for sharing your opinion Best of luck. Professor
@louievill (18894)
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
hi Prof, yes there are plenty of Indians here in the Philippines and I no longer see women especially the young people wear the Sari, it's a pity because it's such a beautiful dress. During the 70's when I was a boy, we use to live in Manila, there was a district there called Paco and there was an Indian settlement there, I was really fascinated to see the beautiful Indian women when we pass there on the way to the market, the sari is very beautiful, BTW our National costume is called "Saya", you think they are related in some way?( although ours has Spanish influence)
• India
19 Sep 11
Here Saya is the thing woman wear under the saree, the saree is wrapped over it, as shown in the video, while i was in Davao, Cebu and Manila, i have seen indian women there in sarees, but in Davao i saw some Philippina wearing saree and blouse.. Thanks for sharing Best of luck. Professor
@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Mar 11
hi professor I just returned home a day ago from being in a rehab hospital after a bad fall. while in Care House I saw one Indian lady with the most beautiful pale pink silky looking sari. It was gorgeous and she was also very pretty. I have always been intrigued at how Indian women don saris and it looks so elegant and yet it looks like just a long length of beautiful fabric. I have never seen any buttons or closures so I can see its all in knowing how to fold the fabric to make a beautiful gown from it with no pins or other help.They do look comfortable and sure are very attractive. I do not know if I could learn to fold it in such a way I would not be showing unwanted parts of my body. I have never worn one but do admire them so much.
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• India
19 Sep 11
Mommy The length is usually 5.25 meters, my wife's saree are 5.5 meters, in some parts of india women were 8 meters long too, 3 years ago i had sent a saree to a friend in WS , she could not wear it but used as door screen instead.. You will look grat in a saree i am sure regards.. Thanks for sharing Best of luck. Professor