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Indian Styles of Saree Draping – Interactive India Map

Interactive Draping Map

We have tri3d to map the drapes to different regions of India. This is an attempt again, to make this information interactive and fun. In the following map, you can hover on a region, and you can see the different saree drapes from that particular region. You can click on that region for YouTube video links that show the saree draping procedure for those specialties.

 

Disclaimer: All the material you see on this post has been aggregated from various sources and presented in one place for ease of reference and understanding, more like connecting the dots rather than creating the dots. Almost all the images and videos are the original work of others. We really respect and appreciate the work put in by those creators and this is an attempt to spread their work. A sincere note of thanks from TRI3D! Last but not least, if you find any information presented here to be incorrect, or missing, you can add your suggestion in the comments and we will definitely try rectifying it. Our idea is to make this post as informative, inclusive, accurate, and fun as possible.

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Saree draping and visualization

TRI3D’s saree draping software is a very powerful technology from TRI3D that converts flat images of garments into beautiful model and creative drapes. The images rendered are of extremely high-quality and can be uploaded to any website without further post-processing. All  our model poses cater to both traditional outlook and modern contemporary drapes and outlooks. We add new models and drapes every 2 months.

High Quality Images – Examples

The images are extremely realistic, it is nearly impossible to guess whether an image is a real photoshoot image or if it rendered on TRI3D. Don’t believe us? Try our quiz here. Checkout out our gallery to see more sample images of sarees, poses and creative shots.

Brands who are using TRI3D

Check our clients page to see some noteworthy brands who are using our technology

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Interactive Saree Map of India

Click on a state to know more about the saree traditions of that state

Disclaimer: The idea of this post is to assemble information graphically for easy and quick understanding. This article keeps evolving as we discover and understand more styles of saree. Please feel free to comment if you feel any of the information presented here is incorrect or incomplete. We would really appreciate if you can help us in adding more info to this post , and point to the correct sources. We shall add your name in the credits too. Help us build knowledge around our traditional garment.

Saree History, Heritage, Geography And Draping –  Part I

A brief presentation of the history and geography of Saree

Saree (also spelled as Sari) has been the traditional wear for Indian Women for more than 4 millennia! That’s right, not centuries, but millennia! It dates back to Indus Valley Civilization, wherein the Saree then was made of three pieces – A blouse sort of a thing worn around the chest called Stanapatta, a lower garment Antriya, and an upper garment called Uttariya, all together called a Saatika. They were mainly made of cotton, colored using natural dies. Silk also was found first time in India around the same time, 2000-2500 BC, but it is not clear if it came through the silk route from China, or whether it was a locally discovered, but the thread was found to be of extreme strength and was eventually spread across the entire nation along with civilizations. 

Over the course of time, various civilizations, kingdoms, religions, tribes, trade, technology lead to the discovery of various new fabrics, new types of design work, and various types of draping styles of saree. The most important thing to observe is that it survived for more than 4000 years of time, and it is here to stay! Period.

This will be a series of two posts. We shall see two different aspects of the saree. 

  1. (This post) Geographical map of the saree with stories of origins and heritage
  2. The various draping styles of a saree in different regions and evolution though time

The following map of India shows the specialty of each state in terms of what kind of sarees they manufacture and sell, a very short brief on how and when they originated, and what is the uniqueness of each such tradition and fabric. You can hover your mouse, it will show what all types of sarees belong to a particular state, and you can click for the complete summary of those styles, with some graphic examples.

Thank you for reading our article on saree history and saree maps. Continue further to know more about TRI3D.

Saree draping and visualization

TRI3D’s saree draping software is a very powerful technology from TRI3D that converts flat images of garments into beautiful model and creative drapes. The images rendered are of extremely high-quality and can be uploaded to any website without further post-processing. All  our model poses cater to both traditional outlook and modern contemporary drapes and outlooks. We add new models and drapes every 2 months.

High Quality Images – Examples

The images are extremely realistic, it is nearly impossible to guess whether an image is a real photoshoot image or if it rendered on TRI3D. Don’t believe us? Try our quiz here. Checkout out our gallery to see more sample images of sarees, poses and creative shots.

Brands who are using TRI3D

Check our clients page to see some noteworthy brands who are using our technology

Revive Business in covid-19 pandemic

COVID-19 – Things to focus for businesses to stay afloat and revive to normalcy during and post lockdown

COVID-19 Disrupted the global markets and we might be heading towards a recession. What should Businesses Plan for the times ahead?

The current pandemic, COVID-19, has disrupted the conventional methods of business transactions, and left the entrepreneurs brainstorming on fresh strategies to continue their operations. The retail and textile industry of India is no different and it is high time to relook and re-organize the strategies for manufacturing, operations, and sales.

Right Time to Move from Offline-2-Online and Omnichannel models?

Digital workflows definitely found its significance after the COVID hit the world. Businesses now can understand how important it is to have digital workflows – especially the front end sales through an e-commerce storefront. Even during the current lockdown times, online groceries, food deliveries, have been considered essential. With the vaccine for COVID-19 a good year away as per WHO, we would probably see a shift in the behavior of consumers, to do more online shopping rather than physically going to the markets or malls. It could very well be for the essentials, to begin with, but would apply to even for non-essentials over time. Safety might trump convenience as the main drive for this behavior change in the short term, followed by long term habitual change. Offline shopping could become more of an experience rather than being a way of life. I strongly believe that this could be a good time for people to re-think on investments, strategy, and plan to have an online front for the business too.

Survival is the key

While the above-mentioned shifts are important for long term, survival is the most important thing for the short term. Keeping the costs to a minimum, keeping in touch with the customers through this time, could be very important to bounce back slowly once the restrictions start to relax.

Keep your ears wide open to Customers

All said and done, at the end of the day, the entire eco-system is driven by customer behavior. Any prediction is capable of going for a toss. It is important to stay close to your customers and observe what is running in their minds. Align the teams on being customer first, and grab as many insights as possible.

Most of the thoughts are personal after following the markets, reading up some articles and observing our current customers. But here are some sources I would recommend for further reading

  1. https://www.indiaretailing.com/2020/04/21/retail/covid-19-crisis-20-25-pc-retailers-wont-be-able-to-survive-3-months-of-closures-lockdown/
  2. https://rai.net.in/images/insights/RAI%20Survey_Impact%20of%20COVID-19%20on%20Indian%20Retail.pdf
  3. https://www.bigcommerce.com/blog/covid-19-ecommerce/#changes-in-revenue-across-ecommerce
  4. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/covid-19-impact-consumers-move-more-towards-digital/article31337127.ece