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Weddings and Wars

Seen above are two saris [or sarees], traditional clothes worn by draping around the body and widespread in the Indian subcontinent. These were very popular during weddings in Singapore which has a significant population of Indian descent. I understand that the one on the right is a version called Benarasi [from Varanasi, northern India]. These are fine saris with silver and gold brocade, intricate patterns and substantially heavier. 


Observation: Women took a long time in this section, scrutinizing each display. Men on the other hand, gave a cursory glance, barely slowing down their pace on the way to the next section on Scythian horseback warriors. 

Weddings and Wars

Seen above are two saris [or sarees], traditional clothes worn by draping around the body and widespread in the Indian subcontinent. These were very popular during weddings in Singapore which has a significant population of Indian descent. I understand that the one on the right is a version called Benarasi [from Varanasi, northern India]. These are fine saris with silver and gold brocade, intricate patterns and substantially heavier. 


Observation: Women took a long time in this section, scrutinizing each display. Men on the other hand, gave a cursory glance, barely slowing down their pace on the way to the next section on Scythian horseback warriors. 

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Aug 2012, 00:53
First time I visited India, Ayush, I shopped for a sari as a present for someone...that was an experience I shall never forget, as it became increasingly evident to me that I had entered the shop totally clueless.!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Aug 2012, 02:47
I think I would just stand there and stare, Ayush! Saris have always fascinated me.
I bet that cloth would be worth a few pennies.
These are beautiful, and I can imagine the gorgeous fabric would give women pause.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Aug 2012, 06:40
They are very attractive
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 31 Aug 2012, 08:14
Beautiful indeed, Ayush
I'll bet these examples would cost a fortune!
I think saris are one of the most elegant forms of dress
The one on the right is particularly beautiful.
Looks like some work gone into these, esp. on the right.
The saris are certainly beautiful, and worth a good long look :^)
They are both beautiful garments Ayush... i have learned to wait while my Penny takes her time looking at fine clothes.... that is why we have been together for over 46 yearsgrin....petersmile
You always take a second look when seeing them worn.

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