Karnataka

Yakshagana Mali Kase Drape

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This drape is worn by male characters of the Yakshagana Theatre in southern and central Karnataka. This sari was made by Madame Bertha ‘Pape’ Chorosch, otherwise referred to as Mme Chorosch, a legendary south Mumbai Swiss émigré whose embroidered saris were the must-have of many trousseaus between the 1930s - 60s.
  • Sari Length 8 meters / 9 yards
  • Sari Courtesy of Sunita Kumar
  • Sari Detail 100% silk chiffon
  • Blouse Lace, courtesy of Nira Kehar
  • Associate Producer Good Earth
How-to Drape Instructions
  1. Divide sari in half and double knot at center front waist.
  2. Bring back portion between legs, and tuck in at center front waist.
  3. Bring right half between legs, and tuck in at center back waist. Drape remaining portion over right shoulder from front to back.
  4. Bring left half between legs and tuck in at center back waist. Drape remaining portion over left shoulder from front to back.
  5. Secure at waist with drawstring. Leave remaining ends to fold over.
  6. Fan pleats and adjust accordingly.
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