Kota Doria or Kota Doriya is the name of a light weight fabric made of tiny woven squares (khat) which is still hand woven on traditional pit looms in Kaithoon near Kota in Rajasthan and in some of the surrounding villages. Kota Doriya Sarees are made of pure cotton and silk and have square like patterns known as khats on them. The chequered weave of a Kota sari is very popular. They are very fine weaves and weigh very less.t is said that Rao Kishore Singh of Kotah brought weavers from Mysore in Karnataka to Kotah, in the mid 17th century, as they wove a characteristic small squared lightweight cotton fabric that looks like graph paper and is suitable for turbans. Rao Kishore Singh died in a battle in Karnataka in 1696 while fighting for the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.In ancient times, a saree had major importance and symbolism attached in the form of different colors or designs. The diverse patterns and colors of the saree represented beliefs, merits, and the region the person came from. These sarees had several designs and symbols used on it. The colors used in sarees also had some precise meaning behind them. For example, red color was used as a symbol of courage. Similarly, every color represented a specific and unique meaning according to caste, cultures and beliefs.
Since its inception, the saree has undergone several major changes in terms of designs, patterns and colors over the years but has not lost its grace and charm till now. In terms of fashion, designer sarees have taken an important spot in women’s wardrobe. There are various ways of draping and wearing a saree which depends mainly according to caste, religion and the body structure.
The Saree, after having survived thousands of years of modifications, invasions, migration, and globalization has now emerged as highly appreciated, glamorous and sensuous outfit which is festooned by beautiful women all over the world. Saree is truly the most versatile garment worn. A saree can be worn in hundreds of styles and drapes; it can be paired along with different kinds of blouse and also can be accessorized with numbers of accessories in various ways. A saree is appropriate for almost every occasion or an event, whether it’s for daily use, office wear, birthday party, festive occasion, wedding or a romantic dinner.
Importance of saree in Indian culture:
Saree, also called as Sari, is the most famous Indian attire worn by women not only in India but all over the world. It is because of its sensuality that it has grabbed attention since time immemorial. A saree makes a woman look elegant, gorgeous and stylish. The saree is an outfit which women can carry off with great panache. With the right material and drape, it can accentuate the beauty of women of all ages and forms. Be it a festival or a wedding, sarees are a hot favorite worldwide due to its popularity. Sarees give you the opportunity to provide a modern touch to a traditional Indian attire. Saree is a traditional garment worn by women in India and is probably one of the oldest attire for women in India. Traces of sarees have been found from the Indus Valley Civilization which flourished between 2800 BC to 1800BC in the western part of the Indian subcontinent. A saree is an unstitched long length fabric, usually six to nine yards long which is draped around the body of a female that give a lavish look to the body of a woman
Mix and Match:
*You can pair a saree with a clutch and a pair of fashion sandals or any casual footwear of your choice for a casual look when dressing up for a party.
* You can also pair it with a pair of earrings and bangles when adorning this outfit for a festive occasion.