The saree that crossed the centuries
The saree, also called shari or sari, is a cloth garment about one meter wide and four to nine meters long that is wrapped differently depending on the function.
This garment originated in 100 BC on the Indian subcontinent and is one of the oldest garments, since it is one of the few that has managed to be handed down for so many centuries.
The word comes from the sanctito and means cloth strip.
Throughout India you can find wonderful shari to buy along with other beautiful fabrics. When you buy fabrics, wandering the streets of Indian cities, you can witness a real ritual.
The seller not only offers liters of tea but starts a real negotiation with the buyer, making the purchase experience unique and recommendable, in fact you will grab some beautiful fabrics coming in contact with a sales ritual that you can keep in your heart .
Rajasthan and the world of craftsmanship
Rajasthan is one of the Indian states with the richest and most varied crafts, unfortunately the influx of tourism has greatly increased the prices and the risks of fraud, especially with regard to precious and semiprecious stones, so remember that whatever you buy, not trust those who promise to ship home. They are scams!
Fabrics to buy in India
The typical fabrics of the region are generally printed in blocks or decorated with the Tie and dye technique so they are dyed by tying or covering the areas not to color with wax several times.
Every design reflects something, there are even designs that can only be worn at certain times of the year.
Each village of origin has its own handicraft product, such as Sanganer or Bagru, which are hand-printed with floral decorations or with camels, elephants and peacocks.
Jaipur’s quilts are famous for the lightness of the product and their designs, they are indispensable products against the night frost of the desert.
Now let’s see the retail fabrics.
Silk is a symbol of excellence and is considered a precious fabric throughout the world but especially in the East.
Its processing has been kept secret for centuries, to then be able to spread throughout the world.
It is a shiny and elegant fabric, it can be found combined with fabrics like wool, linen, pashmina and helps to lighten and lighten the garment or it can be found pure with different characteristics depending on the weight and type of weaving.
We have chosen two types of pure silk: that of 28 grams and that of 40 grams per meter.
The first is softer and lighter, ideal for scarves with a fresh and informal appearance; the second one is a more compact and structured fabric, usable as a stole.
Often these silk scarves are sold with fringes on the sides.
We talk a lot about Cashmere as a fabric but can we really say we know it?
A good cashmere can be recognized by the touch, by the sensation of softness mixed with velvet that will make you want not to break away. This fabric is made from Himalayan goats, characterized by their soft fur.
What we usually treat is one or two strands, therefore a very warm but versatile garment even for hot seasons or a much more compact and structured garment.
Of this Kashmir, Cashmere or Cachemire, if you prefer, you can keep the original color even if it is easily dyed.
Worthy of note is the finest variety of Cashmere called Pashmina, this is obtained from the younger Himalayan goats that live at very high altitudes, in doing so they develop a warmer, softer and lighter hair that is collected by combing the animal in the period of the hair change .
A pashmina scarf is something that will make you want to have at least another six: impalpable, warm, enveloping, soft and light that you can no longer do without.
Is there a stronger, more versatile fabric that is suitable for keeping cool? Our grandmothers were masters in the art of using and re-using linen – and rightly so – and this made us decide to dedicate a space of its own.
Extremely versatile, it can be used for a classic, elegant or sporty dress simply by changing a detail or coloring.
Linen lends itself well to embroidery, prints, colors with shades or hand-painted.
Imagine it as your canvas: it’s up to you to decide which artwork will be depicted on the canvas, so you can show off a fashionable and fashionable garment even in the hottest sun and the hottest temperatures.