Orissa

Kachha Drape

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This dance drape from central and eastern Orissa is a between-the-legs drape allowing for greater mobility.
  • Sari Length 8 meters / 9 yards
  • Sari Raw Mango
  • Sari Detail Chanderi, Silk and cotton
  • Blouse Everlane
  • Associate Producer Good Earth
How-to Drape Instructions
  1. Double knot sari at center front waist, leaving an arm's length of inner end on left.
  2. Pleat inner end of sari completely.
  3. Bring between legs and tuck in at center back waist.
  4. Make about 12 pleats with outer end. Tuck in at center front waist.
  5. Pleat pallu. Bring to back anticlockwise and pass through center back.
  6. Drape pallu front to back over left shoulder.
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