The Kerala Cotton Saree adapted from Mundum Neriyathum, the traditional attire of Malayali women in the South Indian state of Kerala, has been modified suitably, to also appeal to the changing times.
Considered as one of the oldest forms of the modern day saree, Mundu (the lower garment) and Neriyathu (the upper garment) together form the Mundum Neriyathum. The Mundum Neriyathum consists of the lower part of the body covered by the Mundu, lower garment also worn by traditional men in Kerala and the Neriyathu, draping the upper torso, from right hip to left shoulder over the blouse, with the portion beyond the shoulder left hanging.
Kerala Kasavu sarees for various occasions
Borrowing from this traditional costume, the Kerala Cotton Saree of white or cream with golden or broad Zari border, which gives it the name of Kerala Kasavu Sari, is worn specially for festivals. As with Mundum Neriyathum, the blouse matches the Kerala Cotton Saree for festive occasions with colours based on the age and marital status of the woman. A green coloured blouse would be for young, unmarried girls, while the married and middle aged women wear red blouses. Modern day prints on the cotton fabric with coloured borders and popular designs of peacock and temple adorn the pallu, making the Handloom Kerala Cotton Sarees popular as daily wear.
The Kerala Cotton Saree woven from unbleached cotton or Kora cloth and with golden Jari border with motifs of animals, birds, peacocks, flowers, fruits and leaves is highly popular. Adding style also to the handloom saree are motifs of checks and stripe patterns on wooden block prints using vegetable dyes.
A popular variety of the Kerala Cotton Saree has Zari Buttas and a Resham Zari Border, coupled with an elegant pallu, preferred as occasion wear in corporate offices, colleges and schools. It also appeals as novel wear during festivals.
Equally enticing is the Kerala Cotton Sari with block printed motifs and multi-thread embroidered border in half-half pattern with contrasting colours. It makes it suitable for daily casual, office wear during summer and traditional functions.
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