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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sari ...So Beautiful

Sri Lankan women wear saris in many styles. However, two ways of draping the sari are popular and tend to dominate; the Indian style (classic nivi drape) and the Kandyan style (or 'osaria' in Sinhalese). The Kandyan style is generally more popular in the hill country region of Kandy from which the style gets its name. Though local preferences play a role, most women decide on style depending on personal preference or what is perceived to be most flattering for their figure.

The traditional Kandyan (Osaria) style consists of a full blouse which covers the midriff completely, and is partially tucked in at the front as is seen in this 19th century portrait. However, modern intermingling of styles has led to most wearers baring the midriff. The final tail of the sari is neatly pleated rather than free-flowing.

Sari is one of the oldest garments in Sri Lanka which is still surviving in modern world. It was the preference of most womens in the past and is still preferred today.

I think Sri Lankan womens are more attractive to sari's than any other garments.

1 comment:

Bruce Chan said...

I always think Sri Lankan girls are pretty for sari.