sari (also saree)

Photo by Paul Hamilton/flickr-CC
A row of mannequins display saris outside a shop./Photo by Paul Hamilton/flickr-CC

A traditional garment worn by a women in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. It is essentially a piece of fabric about 6 yards long that is wrapped around the body. It is generally wrapped around the waist and draped over the shoulder, leaving the midriff bare. Types of fabric, styles and prices vary. A sari is sometimes worn with a blouse.


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