Orissa

Kotapad Drape

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This tribal drape from southern Orissa is hands-free and often worn shorter depending on work requirements.
  • Sari Length 5.5 meters / 6 yards
  • Sari Courtesy of Anita Lal
  • Sari Detail 100% cotton, khadi (handspun and handloom) with Paithani border
  • Blouse Victoria's Secret
  • Associate Producer Good Earth
How-to Drape Instructions
  1. Double knot sari at right waist with inner end in front.
  2. Lift and tuck inner edge about two inches.
  3. Make about 6 pleats with outer end. Bring clockwise and tuck in at center back waist.
  4. Bring outer end anticlockwise and drape front to back over left shoulder.
  5. Drape pallu around chest clockwise, bring back to front over right shoulder and knot with edge of front drape.
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