Bihar

Madhubani Drape

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This drape from northern Bihar has front pleats which form a peplum. This leheriya sari is hand dyed by Master Tyebji of Jodhpur.


  • Sari Length 4.5 meters / 5 yards
  • Sari Tyebji of Jodphur, courtesy of Arati Gupta
  • Sari Detail Leheriya, 100% silk chiffon
  • Blouse H&M
  • Associate Producer Verve
How-to Drape Instructions
  1. Make about 6 pleats with inner end of sari and hold at center front waist.
  2. Bring outer end once anticlockwise and knot over the pleats.
  3. Allow pleats to fall outwards and gently pull to fan.
  4. Bring outer end anticlockwise and drape pallu from back to front over right shoulder. Tuck in end at center back waist.
  5. Drape remaining pallu over the head.

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