Kerala

Mohiniattam Drape

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This drape was worn by dancers before the stitched and pre-pleated costume of today became prevalent.
  • Sari Length 8 meters / 9 yards
  • Sari Taanbaan
  • Sari Detail 100% cotton, khadi (handspun and handloom)
  • Blouse Creatures of the Wind
  • Associate Producer Good Earth
How-to Drape Instructions
  1. Double knot sari at right waist with inner end in front.
  2. Make about 12 pleats with outer end and hold at left waist.
  3. Bring outer end once anticlockwise under pleats and double knot at left waist.
  4. Gather upper edge of outer end, bring anticlockwise so border is at knee length and drape pallu over left shoulder.
  5. Fan and adjust pleats as required.
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