Relationship: Child of im/migrant

Saris are a lengthy silk fabric, 4.5 metres to 8 metres, garment that women, mostly from India, drape around their body to form a dress. Saris were originally birthed from India, but part of South Asia wears Saris as well.Saris are usually worn casually, and on holidays. But, my Ammu (grandma) wore a sari every single day.You first put a blouse on and a choli, which is a skirt. Then comes the actual Sari, kind of like a scarf, you tuck it into the end of your blouse, make sure that the lower-end of your sari is touching the ground, wrap it around your body once, make around 5-7 pleats about 5 inches each, each pleat should fall evenly, use a safety pin to stop the pleats.  A sari is made out of silk or cotton, but it cannot be cotton for everyday wear. A Sari teaches tradition, culture and the importance of our so called appropriate dressing. Why did Sari’s have to be SO much fabric? According to my mother she thought that the wealthier you were, the more fabric you wore but, for the poor they couldn’t pay for all the fabric. Sari’s are dresses worn by Indian people, they differentiate us, our culture and our people.

Place(s): India

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