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also saree, long, wrapping garment of silk or cotton worn by Hindu women, 1785, from Hindi sari, from Prakrit sadi, from Sanskrit sati "garment, petticoat."
city and capital, Mazandaran ostan (province), northern Iran. Founded during the Sasanid period (AD 224-651), it became the capital of Tabarestan (7th-9th century) after the Arab conquest of the region. The city was ravaged by the Mongols in the 12th century and visited by the historian Mostowfi in the 14th century. Agha Mohammad Khan (ruled 1779-97) of the Qajar dynasty chose Sari as the capital of his empire.
principal outer garment of women of the Indian subcontinent, consisting of a piece of often brightly coloured, frequently embroidered, silk, cotton, or, in recent years, synthetic cloth five to seven yards long. It is worn wrapped around the body with the end left hanging or used over the head as a hood.