The Sari, symbol of the Indian woman

Many of our bags and scarves use pieces of fabric from ancient Indian Saris, so we decided that the best way to start this new era was by talking about this important element that represents Indian femininity and culture: the Sari.

The Sari is the traditional dress for women in India, and its elaboration constitutes a true art, to the point that it has become a distinctive sign of its culture. It originates from the Indus Valley civilization (present-day Pakistan) between 2800-1800 BC, transcending to the present day.

It is a long piece of light cotton or silk fabric (4 to 9 meters long by 1 meter wide) that is worn as a dress wrapped around the body, over a blouse and a light petticoat. It is worn by women of all social classes, differentiating themselves by the quality of the materials and embroidery, by the way of wearing it and of course by the occasion in which it is used.

The beauty of the Sari is in the meticulous and elaborate embroidery work that is done on it, enriching it with other materials, appliques, special fabrics, and even gold or silver threads. Without a doubt, an invaluable handicraft work.

The colors in the Saris are very important because each one has a meaning: red represents courage and passion, and is used by brides at their wedding. Yellow is associated with motherhood. White is worn by widows in the period of mourning. Green is reserved for women of the Muslim religion and blue is usually associated with lower castes, although today it is better valued socially.

At Litti Complementos we are passionate about Indian culture and its wonders. We love Saris and the Indian women who wear them with that unique touch that characterizes them