Monday, September 29, 2008

Sari Shopping

Sari- a strip of fabric, ranging from 10-30 feet in length that is draped over the body in various styles. The sari is a very common garment worn here in India. The sari isn't complete until you take the material to a tailor, who makes a blouse out of some of the fabric for you. Here are some pictures from our many shopping adventures in pursuit of the perfect saris.

rickshaw ride with Rohini and Kristen

Kristen and Rohini examining one of the many saris we looked at that day

lots and lots of options

Name your color and price, and this guy will find it for you. Interestingly enough, it is only men who sell you the saris. They'll have one man showing you the fabric and other guys running around the store trying to find you the exact one you want. After they find some to your liking, they wrap you in the fabric so you can see what it looks like on you.

the worst part about showing you all the options... they have to fold them all after you're done

and of course, how could I not leave you with a picture of an awkward white girl in a sari!

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