A sari is a traditional type of garment made of a long strip of cloth in some but not all of India. There are many types of saris and they can be tied in a variety of manners. The sari is usually worn with a short blouse (choli) and a petticoat under. When worn correctly the sari is elegant. If tied incorrectly it can easily slide off the wearer creating a large mess of cloth and potential exposure.