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Woman an girl dressed in tradeetional Maharashtra sari

A Sari, saree, sadi, or shari[note 1] is a Sooth Asian female garment[1] that consists o a drape varyin frae 4.5 metres tae 8 metres (5 tae 9 yards) in lenth[2] an 60 cm tae 1.20 m (twa tae fower feet) in breadth[3] that is teepically wrapped aroond the waist, wi ane end draped ower the shouder, barin the midriff.[4][5][6]

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  1. The name o the garment in various regional leids include:
    Bengali: শাড়ি shaṛi, Hindi: साड़ी sāṛī, Odia: ଶାଢୀ sāddhi, Kannada: ಸೀರೆ, sīre, Konkani: साडी, कापड, चीरे, sāḍī, kāpaḍ, cīre, Malayalam: സാരി sāri, Marathi: साडी sāḍī, Nepali: सारी sārī, Punjabi: ਸਾਰੀ sārī, Tamil: புடவை puṭavai, Telugu: చీర cīra, Urdu: ساڑىsāṛī

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  1. Lynton, Linda (1995). The Sari. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Incorporated. ISBN 0-8109-4461-8. 
  2. Boulanger, Chantal (1997). Saris: An Illustrated Guide to the Indian Art of Draping. New York: Shakti Press International. ISBN 0-9661496-1-0. 
  3. Boulanger, Chantal (1997). Saris: An Illustrated Guide to the Indian Art of Draping. New York: Shakti Press International. p. 6. 
  4. Alkazi, Roshan (1983) "Ancient Indian costume", Art Heritage
  5. Boulanger, Chantal; (1997) Saris: An Illustrated Guide to the Indian Art of Draping, Shakti Press International, New York.
  6. Ghurye (1951) "Indian costume", Popular book depot (Bombay); (Includes rare photographs of 19th century Namboothiri and nair women in ancient saree with bare upper torso)