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Learn About Saris at a Free Program on Sunday

Presented by Hema Kundargi, a Cupertino Indian woman, the show is geared toward those who don't know anything about saris, but want to learn about the traditional Indian costume.

Colorful, feminine and flowing, Indian women have worn saris for thousands of years. Now, through a presentation, Oh Sari, What a Wrap, given on Sunday by a Cupertino woman you can learn more about the style, fabric and customs of the sari.

Hema Kundargi, a Patch blogger and host and producer of her own cooking show, presents Oh Sari, What a Wrap at the Saratoga Library starting at 3 p.m.

“People always see ladies walking around in saris here in the Bay Area. It might be a little confusing for people to understand the differences,” Kundargi says.

The free show, which will last about an hour and is similar to one she held in Cupertino several years ago, will demonstrate how to drape a sari and explain the regional varieties of the traditional Indian costume.

There are various textures and colors to the sari, but it’s basically about six yards of fabric, no stitching, draped around the body in a certain way.

“It will be a riot of color,” Kundargi says.

There are some saris that are worn for religious functions, weddings, or other special occasions, and women typically do not wear those varieties on the street.

About 12 women will demonstrate and display their saris and Kundargi will ask for a volunteer to be a model who will get to put on a sari.

The program is geared toward people who do not know anything about saris, and will be held in the Community Room of the Saratoga Library located at 13650 Saratoga Ave. in Saratoga.

Elena H October 06, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Going to India for the first time later this month... I am free beginning at about 3, but wonder: How long is this presentation, please? I don't think I can make it to the Saratoga Lib. before the start! : (
HEMA KUNDARGI October 07, 2012 at 02:50 AM
The show should go for 45 minutes to an hour . Hope to see you tomorrow
HEMA KUNDARGI October 07, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Elena It is okay if you can join in a little later too

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