Sarrhi, one of the most elegant dresses for women which make them look smartly pretty. It is found in the tradition of South Asia to wear Sarrhi at several occasions and it is also National dress of some countries now. Sarrhi’s origin can be found in the Mesopotamian civilization but the modern form of Sarrhi which is worn now came in the era of Mughals and the post Mughal era. If you notice women in the weddings of South Asia then you would come across the importance of Sarrhi in their culture. Even some bridal dresses are mainly designed in the form of Sarrhi.
Sarrhi was introduced as a simple dress of simply woven clothes which women used to wear around their waists and then leaving Pallu of Sarrhi to one shoulder. It is worn with its shirt known as cholli. But as that age of simplicity has passed, you will find Sarrhi of every kind like plain Sarrhi for casual wear, semi-formal Sarrhi of simple and lesser embroidery on it and then there is a fancy range of Sarrhi which will make you forget other dresses and will urge you to buy all those Sarrhis in the display.
Sarrhi is particularly worn by married women in some countries and in some religions it is even considered necessary to wear Sarrhi on some religious occasions. Even in India, a great employment rate is associated with Sarrhi business. When it comes to giving gifts to some of their friends on wedding, then most people choose Sarrhi.
Now Sarrhi is available in a great variety of styles and designs like there are people in markets to do embroidery on Sarrhi’s border or on over all Sarrhi and the embroidery they do on it is greatly fine and uniquely pretty.
This tradition of wearing Sarrhi is still in intact in some of the Asian countries despite the air of modernity in dress industry particularly on weddings. Even celebrities get sarrhis designed for some special occasions like award functions which has given it more fame among other party dresses.