Friday, April 1, 2011

i need help!

so now that you know where my semi-brown skin comes from, this post will make more sense. 
a dear family friend of ours that is from the same island as my mother has graciously offered to buy me a REAL sari! 
she will be traveling back to mauritius this summer, as she always does with her little family, to visit all of her extended family that still lives there. 
she asked me what color of sari i would like and i have absolutely no idea so i need your help to choose a color for me! 
but first i'm going to give you a little lesson on what sari is, thanks to wikipedia....

sari or saree[1] is a strip of unstitched cloth, ranging from four to nine metres in length that is draped over the body in various styles.[2] It is popular in IndiaBangladeshNepalSri LankaBhutanBurma, and Malaysia. The most common style is for the sari to be wrapped around the waist, with one end then draped over the shoulder baring the midriff.[2]

The word sari is derived from Sanskrit शाटी śāṭī[4] which means 'strip of cloth'[5] and शाडी śāḍī or साडी sāḍī in Prakrit, and which was corrupted to sāṛī in Hindi.[6]
In the history of Indian clothing the sari is traced back to the Indus Valley Civilisation, which flourished during 2800-1800 BC around the western part of the Indian subcontinent.[2] The earliest known depiction of the sari in the Indian subcontinent is the statue of an Indus Valley priest wearing a drape.[2]

well, wow. thanks wikipedia, that was very informative.
now this is where i need your help...
here are a few options that i've found when it comes to colors that i think would be really fantastic and i need your opinion:

a red sari is actually what indian women wear on their wedding day. 

i know these bags aren't actually saris but they are made of sari fabric and i'm looking at the color here...

so there ya have it...
what color is your favorite?

a little sidenote:
the only way i can actually get my sari from vanisha (the family friend from mauritius), is to get married! she wants to give it to me as a wedding gift... hmmm. 
maybe i'll fake a wedding to just get my sari because i totally want to wear it everyday.
so don't be alarmed when you see a semi-brown girl walkin' around town in a most magnificent sari.


  1. Hi Neena! I like the mint green/teal one :)

  2. neena! found your blog. i love the mint green polka dot one.

  3. I have a teal/gold one and a red/white one. It's really hard to get away with looking casual in teal (as if it's possible to look casual in a sari in Provo).