Saree is a women’s garment that consists of a drape wrapped around the body and is worn everywhere in Nepal, particularly at special occasions such as weddings, ceremonies, and functions.
With their delicate embroideries and bright colours, sarees are incredibly attractive and elegant. In Nepal, there is a saying that nothing looks better than a woman dressed in a saree, and this is true.
If you’re short or tall, a sari flatters everybody and brings out the feminine side of women. All you need to know is how to put it on. There used to be no choice but to wear a sari until a person had reached puberty. That is no longer a binding agreement.
There are now a plethora of other choices to consider. Sari may have its ups and downs in terms of success, but amid the fashion pressures of the Western world, its use will never fade. However, a sari is a sari, the epitome of beauty, and nothing beats it.
Despite its age, it is still very common today. It can be seen on the ramps of major fashion shows, in the film industry in both India and Nepal, on the streets of rural and urban Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, as well as among college students and their traditional mothers and grandmothers. Even today, the sari is deeply rooted in Nepali society.
The Magars and Gurungs’ formal attire is Patuka and Kachad. The traditional attire of these two ethnic groups living in Nepal’s mountainous valleys is strikingly alike, as evidenced by trekking in the Annapurna region.
Women wear a black saree with a light yellow or blue fabric tied around their waist (Patuka), a red blouse, and a shawl, which is also wrapped around their shoulders.
The Nepali Saree along with the Patuka can be worn in the following way-
Step 1 –
Tuck the cloth from the right side of your waist and wrap it around your waist.
Step 2 –
Using your hand, make pleats and fold the extra saree from the top. Tuck it in the petticoat just below the navel.
Step 3 –
Bring the remaining cloth from behind to the front and make pleats again.
Step 4 –
Place the pleats inside the petticoat from the side of your waist.
Step 5 –
Take another piece of cloth called Patuka and wrap it around the waist while wearing this attire.