West Bengal

Dhokna Jalpaiguri Drape

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This unique drape from northern Bengal can be worn long or short depending on the occasion and formality required.

  • Sari Length 4 meters / 4.5 yards
  • Sari Courtesy of Anita Lal
  • Sari Detail Jamdani, 100% cotton
  • Associate Producer Good Earth
How-to Drape Instructions
  1. With inner end in front across chest, bring outer end anticlockwise and knot with inner end at right shoulder.
  2. Drape outer end across chest twice anticlockwise. Tuck in at left underarm.
  3. Make up to 3 pleats with outer end and tuck in at left bust.
  4. Fold remaining outer end in half and measure at arm’s length. Adjust to calf length.
  5. Fold right edge at left waist and tuck left edge in at right waist.

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