Draping a Gadwal Saree

Interesting Way of Draping a GadwalSaree

A beautiful and ornate part of rich Indian textile heritage, Gadwal sarees that are produced in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh were originally used for Puja or other religious ceremonies. Known for it rich look, brilliants colors and ornate zari work, there are a number of elements that work together to make the Gadwal sari such a special and dear traditional garment. Showcasing some brilliant contrasts, the Gadwal sarees are especially popular for featuring one color on the body of the saree and another on the border and the pallu. They are also celebrated for exhibiting luxurious and elaborate zari work on the border and the pallu, making them simply beautiful to behold and ideal for formal events. The extremely intricate zari embroidery on the pallu of a traditional Gadwal sari fills the width and breadth of the available area display in gtraditional patterns such as the nature inspired paisley and peacock motifs as well as others that are inspired by religious architecture.

To unveil the beauty and the fine detailing of this intricate zari embroidery on the pallu and border, Shatika brings you a video featuring an interesting style of wearing a Gadwal Saree that is practiced by Tamil and Telugu Brahmin women.

In this style of drape, the pleats are created in the rear, instead of the front. The loose end of the sari is draped back-to-front over the right shoulder, and is pinned to the rest of the sari. The peculiarity of this style of saree wearing is the way in which one side of mundanior the pallu is tucked in the blouse beautifully exhibiting every aspect of the pallu in great detail.

 

Reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwdxUYKBfec

 

 

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