Have you come across any fisherwomen in coastal India? Anything peculiar about the way they drape sarees? If you watch closely, you will notice they wear it like a pair of shorts. Yes, the idea is to move around easily while venturing out into the sea. Tribal women, on the other hand, tie sarees high up to their knees as they are required to collect firewood amidst shrubs.
That’s how women in India have been using this traditional wear as a functional garment since a long time ago. Nowadays women tend to mostly opt for easier garments like kurtis, salwar suits, trousers and skirts for rough and tough daily wear. Consequently, sarees are predominantly used for special occasions such as weddings, evening parties and religious ceremonies. The saree definitely helps women of all age groups stand out from the western dresses-clad crowd. After all, nothing beats the grace and glamour of this popular ethnic wear.
For saree shoppers in Bangalore, Sudarshan Family Store located at the Chickpet market is a major haunt for bridal silk sarees. You can pick up some great sarees here at great prices. These include pure Kanjivaram, Dharmavaram and Banarasi silks, crepe silks, georgette, Tussar, raw silk, jute silk, silk-cottons and poly silk saris, among others.
Prasiddhi Silks, Tamana, Ritu Kumar, Deepam, Karishma Silks, Angadi Silks, Kalanikethan, Nalli Silk, Meena Bazar, and Neeru’s are some other popular shops in Bangalore with exquisite collection of sarees.