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 body once anticlockwise.
  4. Lift and gather a quarter of sari and tuck in at center front waist, bringing it around body.
  5. Lift and gather half of sari and tuck in at center front waist, bringing it around body.
  6. Lift and gather three quarters of sari, bringing it around body one final time.
  7. Drape pallu over both shoulders.
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