Sari is a traditional dress worn by the women belonging to India and some surrounding countries including Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh. It is derived from its Sanskrit origin word ‘Shati’ meaning ‘strip of cloth’. ‘Sari’ evolved from ‘Shatika’ which in Hindu literature means women’s attire. It consists of and unstitched cloth measuring from 4.5 metres to 9 metres in length and 6 metres to 12 metres in breadth. It is wrapped around waist and the other end is flung over the shoulder. A sari is wore with a blouse called choli and a petticoat called ghagra or parkar in Marathi. Some sari folds need to be held with stitches or pins, others are more free form, like fabric origami for the body. The Rig Veda mentions about saris. The sculptures dating six centuries ago had draped garments. The fashion of wearing Sari can be traced back to the times of Indus Valley around 2800-1800 BCE. The dyes used then for instance indigo, lac, red madder and turmeric are still used in making traditional pieces. After some years silk was woven to create dresses. Saris are symbol of national pride, ambassadors for traditional design and craftsmanship. These are best suited to India’s hot climate.