Category Archives: Sari Dress


There are plenty of examples of clothes from the West that make use of Indian textiles, at least from the Regency period onwards. Examples include muslin, paisley shawls, 1950s dresses and cotton gauze dresses of the 70s and 80s. There … Continue reading

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The “Sari Wrap” Post

Judging by portraits in the decade, a sari style like a warp was quite popular in the 1930s. It appears to be wound once so the sari border crosses or falls around the knee and then wound again to drape … Continue reading

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The Kappi Kultur Post

                 good cup of tea or coffee makes all the difference to the start of a busy day— It drives away that sleepy, lazy feeling and peps up your energy. Make sure by buying … Continue reading

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Josephine Baker

The sari influenced western attire in the early part of the 20th century to some extent – though there was no separation of the bodice and skirt as in India. Elsa Schiaparelli for e.g. was known for her “sari dresses”. I … Continue reading

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