Its softness, lightness and beautiful, elegant, caressing drape was ideally suited to the Indian climate. The nivi sari was popularised through the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma.
Origins and history edit In the history of Indian clothing the sari is traced back to the Indus Valley Civilisation, which flourished during BC around the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent. Are traditionally worn for festive and formal occasions. These are different from the sari as they are wrapped around the lower-half of body as a skirt, worn with a shirt/blouse and resemble a sarong, as seen in the Burmese Longyi, Filipino Malong and Tapis, Laotian Xout lao and Suea pat, Thai Sbai and.