Pudava Kodukkal is an integral part of a Hindu marriage in Kerala. It is a ritual in which the groom presents the Pudava, a traditional cloth worn by Kerala women, to the bride. This is regarded as a sacred moment that symbolizes a lifetime of love and commitment between the bride and the groom. In fact, today, the kasavu saree could be worn on any special occasion.
For the first few washes, always go for dry cleaning. Hand wash with gentle detergents to retain the beauty of the garment
Did you know?
Raja Ravi Verma, one of the most prolific Indian painters of all time, depicts the Kasavu in exquisite detail particularly in his depiction of Shakuntala. The draping style he has portrayed is called the ‘nivi drape’, which features a pleated lower half and the pallu draped over the left shoulder. The colour of the blouse usually matches the colour of the sari’s border.