Saree is the most commonly used dress form of Kerala women. The usage of Saree spread very quickly after the period of Kasavu Mundu and Set.
Saree can be called as the day to day dress of women of not only kerala but the whole of India. Saree is the official dress in various ceremonies like wedding, engagement and during various festivals in kerala.
To wear a saree one needs to practice. Though it is a 5 mtr long cloth it takes great patience to learn wearing a saree.
Formerly cream coloured sarees were the trend and later it was replaced by attractive red, meroon boardered sarees. Then Sarees with various colours, designs and materials started available in market.
Now-a-days Kerala's saree market is flooded with sarees like Kancheepuram Silk, Banaras Silk, Cotton, Pure Silk, Polycotton, Semi Silk, Kora Silk, Rose Silk, Organsa, Organdi, etc. and sarees decorated with traditional works, sardosi work, ariwork, Lukhnow work, sequins work, thread work, embroidary work, fabric painting, etc. Eventhough so many different modern dress styles entered in the fashion scenario, wearing saree is considered to be the 'most elegant' for special occassions.
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