Chhattisgarh

Bastar Drape

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This is a tribal drape, worn for forest travelling and agriculture.


  • Sari Length 4.5 meters / 5 yards
  • Sari Taanbaan
  • Sari Detail 100% cotton, khadi (handspun and handloom)
  • Blouse Bodice
  • Associate Producer Good Earth
How-to Drape Instructions
  1. Drape inner end of sari over left shoulder.
  2. Bring the remainder of sari clockwise and double knot at right waist.
  3. Make about 6 pleats and tuck in at right waist.
  4. Fold one third of sari from upper edge and drape around the body twice anticlockwise. Tuck in at left waist.
  5. Untuck pallu and loosely drape over left shoulder.
  6. Tuck in edge at center front waist

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