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Sari Tradition

Without blouse – A kick back against colonialism

Whatever country men live in, the majority have a somewhat unhealthy appreciation of the female body because we live in a capitalist and patriarchal society where things are to be possessed. Women for the most part have been chattels in many countries, slaves and baby makers for the men who owned them.

India as a matriarchal civilisation was spared this tradition until midway through the British occupation when they decided that because women in England had no rights, Hindu women should also have no rights. With stroke of a pen they passed a law disinheriting women of their wealth and social status and telling men that they had all the power.

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The Sari

Essence of femininity

The Sari is the traditional dress for women living in much of India and South East Asia. Essentially it is a long length of cloth available in a variety of colours, designs and textures.

As one of the world is more versatile garments, it can be worn as a skirt with a separate top or at can be worn as a dress in many ways. Traditionally the Sari is wound around the hips a couple of times, then around the waist and over the shoulders.

The delicacy of the garment allows a person to completely cover themselves from their neck to their ankles, or is in the image here, the midrift can be left bare which

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