West Bengal

Kalna Drape

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This drape from central Bengal is worn without pleats and incudes a deep fold in the final drape allowing for greater mobility.
  • Sari Length 5 meters / 5.5 yards
  • Sari Nicobar
  • Sari Detail Chanderi, Silk and cotton
  • 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. Bring outer end anticlockwise and tuck in at center back waist.
  3. Measure an arm’s length of outer end. Drape left side front to back over left shoulder.
  4. Bring right side clockwise and tuck in at center back waist.
  5. Drape outer end over head. Drape pallu anticlockwise and tuck in at center back waist.
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