Bihar

East Champaran Drape

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This drape from west Bihar requires legs to be shoulder width apart while draping to ensure mobility, as the borders move upwards and are tucked into the waist.


  • Sari Length 4.5 meters / 5 yards
  • Sari Courtesy of Manisha Gera Baswani
  • Sari Detail 100% silk
  • Associate Producer Good Earth
How-to Drape Instructions
  1. Double knot sari at right waist with inner end in front.
  2. Tuck in outer end at center front waist.
  3. Bring outer end around the body once anticlockwise.
  4. Lift and gather a quarter of sari and tuck in at center front waist, bringing it around the body.
  5. Lift and gather half of the sari and tuck in at center front waist, bringing it around the body.
  6. Lift and gather three quarters of the sari, bringing it around the body one final time.
  7. Drape the pallu over both shoulders.

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