Sari - The blouse is strappy and embellished with masses of tiny contrasting sequins all over in vertical lines. The front has additional detailing with beads, embroidery work and sparkling diamanté stones. The straps have been shortened with a couple of stitches inside however these can be unpicked to alter the size a little. The blouse fastens at the side with hooks and eyes. It is showing slight signs of wear and would benefit from cleaning.
The sari has a zig zag design made up of sequins as well as several rows of sequins round the outer edges. It has bead tassels along the edge of the palla however there are a few missing, the existing ones could be moved around to fill any gaps. The pleats have been stitched in.
The petticoat is made of plain cotton.
Measurements taken with the garments laid flat.
Sari drop – 120cm
underarm to underarm – 47cm
Bust (taken approx. 8cm down from the armpit) - 46cm
Length of blouse from armpit to hem – 17cm
Length of blouse from shoulder to hem – 32cm
hem of blouse - 36cm
seam allowance – 0cm
fittings – hook and eyes to the side
Petticoat – synthetic polyester