Conventionally, tussar silks have been worn by upper-caste women during the ritual preparation, cooking, and eating of meals within the home. The practicality and ritual correctness of this variety of Indian sarees comes from the fact that the tussar fabric is fairly water-resistant and repels stains. The modern-day woman dons the most exquisite tussars such as this one on more glamorous pursuits outside the home. The woven border is neither too thin nor too thick. It is set off by rows of a dotted pattern, and a line of dancing silhouettes filled in with black. An interesting gradient of black and ivory characterises the endpiece, punctuated with a panel of text in the Sanskrit language. Team this saree with a set of understated gold ornaments to make the most of its singular appeal.