Karnataka

Madhava Kachhe Drape

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This between-the-legs drape is worn by upper class Brahmin women in central and southern Karnataka.
  • Sari Length 8 meters / 9 yards
  • Sari Prabal Gurung
  • Sari Detail 100% silk satin
  • Blouse Prabal Gurung
  • Associate Producer Good Earth
How-to Drape Instructions
  1. Double knot sari at right waist with inner end in front.
  2. Bring outer end anticlockwise and drape pallu over left shoulder.
  3. Bring center portion of outer end back to front between legs and tuck under knot at center front waist.
  4. Make about 12 pleats with remaining outer end.
  5. Roll pleats into a pouch using innermost drape. Secure with back drape.
  6. Bring center pleat between legs and tuck in at center back waist.
  7. Drape pallu over left shoulder and bring back to front over right shoulder.
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