Karnataka

Iyyengari Kachhe Drape

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This drape is worn by the Tamil Iyengars of Karnataka. It requires a lift and tuck of the back drape and a concealed between-the-legs drape.


  • Sari Length 7.5 meters / 8 yards
  • Sari Loom to Luxury
  • Sari Detail Silk and polyester
  • Blouse Rashmi Varma
  • Associate Producer Verve
How-to Drape Instructions
  1. Double knot sari at right waist with inner end in front.
  2. Make around 3 pleats with outer end and tuck in at center front waist.
  3. Bring outer end anticlockwise and tuck in at left waist.
  4. Lift and tuck back of sari into waist, raising the back hemline to calf length.
  5. Bring remaining outer end anticlockwise and tuck in at center front waist.
  6. Bring outer end between legs and partly tuck in at center back waist.
  7. Bring outer end to front, anticlockwise, gathering and tucking in at front waist.
  8. With feet apart, drape once around body anticlockwise.
  9. Drape pallu over left shoulder.
  10. Bring pallu around body and tuck in at left waist

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