Gujarat

Dangi Drape

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This drape is worn by the semi-tribal Dangis of southeastern Gujarat as a functional fitted drape. It lends itself well to their love of dance and sport, aside from being ideally suited to working in the fields.
  • Sari Length 5.5 meters / 6 yards
  • Sari Ohfab
  • Sari Detail Banarasi, 100% silk
  • Odhni Length 1.75 meters / 2 yards
  • Odhni Courtesy of Malika Verma Kashyap
  • Associate Producer Ohfab
How-to Drape Instructions
  1. Divide sari in half and double knot at center front waist.
  2. Bring lower edge to front between legs and tuck under knot at center front waist.
  3. Bring lower edge of right half and tuck in at knot at center front waist, forming a loop.
  4. Bring lower edge of left half and tuck in at knot at center front waist, forming a loop.
  5. Pass upper edge of right half through loop. Bring to back between legs and tuck in at center back waist.
  6. Pass upper edge of left half through loop. Bring between legs and tuck in at center back waist.
  7. Drape odhni back to front over right shoulder.
  8. Tuck back edge in at front right waist. Tuck front edge in at back right waist.
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