Tamil Nadu

Madisaru 2 Drape

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This drape is worn by the Aiyer Brahmins of central Tamil Nadu. It is equally elaborate and functional with a concealed between-the-legs tuck in requiring a nine-yard sari.

  • Sari Length 8 meters / 9 yards
  • Sari Sari -Silver, Hemang Agrawal; Sari - Black Pashmina, courtesy of Malika Verma Kashyap
  • Sari Detail Sari 1: Pure metal (alloy of copper and silver), Sari 2: Pashmina, 100% wool
  • Blouse Rashmi Varma
  • Associate Producer Good Earth
How-to Drape Instructions
  1. Make about 12 pleats with inner end. Hold at center back waist.
  2. Drape inner end clockwise around body and double knot at center front waist.
  3. Fold an arm’s length of outer end, make about 3 pleats and tuck in at right waist.
  4. Make about 3 pleats with left edge and tuck in at left waist.
  5. Bring outer end between legs and tuck in at center back waist.
  6. Drape outer end clockwise and tuck in at waist.
  7. Drape pallu front to back over right shoulder. Adjust legs accordingly.

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