Maharashtra

Kaatakari Drape

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This is a practical agriculturist's drape which is hitched higher for work in the fields with bare legs in the rear.
  • Sari Length 8 meters / 9 yards
  • Sari Courtesy of Usha Subramanian
  • Sari Detail Kanjeevaram, 100% silk
  • Blouse Banarasi, courtesy of Sudha Kashyap
  • Associate Producer Verve
How-to Drape Instructions
  1. Drape pallu over left shoulder.
  2. Measuring a waist length of front drape, bring around body clockwise and double knot both edges at left waist.
  3. Bring outer end clockwise and tuck in at right waist.
  4. Gather upper edge of outer end and pull to cascade. Tuck in at right waist.
  5. Drape outer end piece once clockwise and tuck in at right waist.
  6. Bring lower edge of outer drape between legs and tuck in at center back waist.
  7. Tuck front portion of outer end piece into front waist.
  8. Drape remaining outer end piece clockwise and tuck in at waist. Adjust legs accordingly.
  9. Bring right edge of pallu back to front and tuck in at left waist.
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