Christian Kunbi Drape

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This drape worn by Kunbi Christian farm labour is calf length, a practical necessity for working in the fields.

  • Sari Length 6.5 meters / 7 yards
  • Sari Wendell Rodricks
  • Sari Detail Kunbi, 100% cotton
  • Blouse O 2'nd
  • Associate Producer Verve
How-to Drape Instructions
  1. Fold inner end width of sari one third so that it falls below knees.
  2. Using arm’s length as a measure, fold this piece into two. Bring folded piece anticlockwise and double knot at right waist.
  3. Tuck outer end in at right waist.
  4. Drape pallu around chest anticlockwise.
  5. Bring over right shoulder and knot with edge of front drape.
  6. Make about 6 pleats with remainder of sari and tuck in at center front waist.
  7. Untuck last pleat. Drape this portion over remaining pleats and tuck in at right waist.

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