I don't know anything about saris. I am in the UK, from a mad Welsh/sane English background. I don't know how saris should be worn or what they should look like. I just saw that old saris were being sold as reclaimed fabric in the Crafts section. They look so beautiful and so glamorous, how could I resist? So I spent 1p plus £6 post and package from India and bought a sari that was described as not fit to wear but good for reclaimed fabric. around 4 yards by 40 inches, stains and holes included.
Today I got this in the post.
Unpacked it looked like this.
It has stains, and bits where it has gone funny due to heat, and a few holes, but there is still a lot of nice stuff there. I have no idea what I will do but I will do something. I am entranced by it.
There is a most amazing YouTube Video of someone in India making a quilt from a sari here. I don't think my reclaimed fabric is quite up to it, but I may have a go...