Andhra Pradesh

Mukkala Chira Drape

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This drape is worn by the Kapu agricultural community of southern Andhra Pradesh. It has a functional short lift at the back and a front ankle length cover which can be lifted up for greater mobility.


  • Sari Length 5.5 meters / 6 yards
  • Sari Abraham & Thakore
  • Sari Detail 100% silk georgette
  • Blouse Rashmi Varma
  • Associate Producer Good Earth
How-to Drape Instructions
  1. Double knot sari at left waist with inner end in front.
  2. Pick up lower edge of inner end and tuck in securely at left waist.
  3. Pick up lower edge of outer end and make about 12 pleats.
  4. Tuck pleats in at center front waist.
  5. Bring outer end once around the body clockwise.
  6. Drape pallu over right shoulder and bring remaining end over the left shoulder leaving a draped back.

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