Tamil Nadu

Madisaru Drape

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This drape is worn by the Iyengar Brahmin women of central Tamil Nadu. This sari is, in fact, two five-yard saris stitched together.
  • Sari Length 8 meters / 9 yards
  • Sari Raw Mango
  • Sari Detail Digital print, 100% silk, handwoven
  • Blouse Vintage, courtesy of Reena Kashyap
  • Associate Producer Good Earth
How-to Drape Instructions
  1. Double knot sari at right waist with inner end in front.
  2. Fold inner end in half and tuck edge in at center front waist.
  3. Make up to 3 small pleats with outer end and tuck in at center front waist.
  4. Make up to 3 small pleats with outer end and tuck in at left waist.
  5. Make up to 3 small pleats with outer end and tuck in at back waist.
  6. Bring outer end anticlockwise and tuck in at left waist.
  7. Bring remaining outer end between legs and tuck in at center back waist.
  8. Make up to 3 small pleats with outer end and tuck in at right waist.
  9. Make up to 3 small pleats with outer end and tuck in at center front waist.
  10. Make up to 3 small pleats with outer end and tuck in at left waist.
  11. Drape pallu front to back over left shoulder. Tuck pallu in at right waist.
  12. Bring pallu from back to front and folding lengthwise, tuck in at left waist.
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