Clothing and tradition are the two sides of the same coin in a diversified country such as India. Among many of the fascinating regional attires, the nine yards saree stands out. The nine yards saree has a history dating back to the 2nd century B.C. There are several variations of this ancient attire which are still in use today.
The Madisar drape is commonly used in Tamil brahmin culture. This is a unique way of draping the saree and is usually reserved for the bride during the 'Muhurtham' (the wedding ceremony). In the olden days, this kind of drape was always used with a deep maroon or deep green nine yards silk saree but the colours have been updated to satisfy contemporary tastes.
Nauvari saree is a symbol of Marathi culture and a historical piece of attire. Nauvari means nine yards and this drape was initially developed to help women warriors fight wars with ease in movement. Later on it became a traditional Marathi attire. It is also known as kaastha saree and can be draped without a petticoat. This stunning saree is worn by Maharastrian brides on their special day and other auspicious gatherings.
Koli style :
Women of Koli tribe wear these nine yards sarees in two pieces, one around the waist and the other to cover the upper body.
The nine yards saree isn't worn today as much as it used to be in the past, but has been transformed into the attire of choice to mark ceremonious occasions. We see that the drape has been adapted to suit different cultures and carries deep historical significance. At Parisera, we believe in marriage of tradition and modernity and hence have curated a collection of traditional nine yards silk sarees in exciting new colors!