Andhra Pradesh

Kuchipudi 2 Drape

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This is the men’s version of the No. 8 Kuchipudi dance drape of central Andhra Pradesh. It is draped between the legs and the torso remains bare. The antique Telia Rumal shown here is a coveted double ikat weave native to Andhra Pradesh.


  • Sari Length 8 meters / 9 yards
  • Sari Courtesy of Sabita Radhakrishna
  • Sari Detail Telia Rumaal, 100% cotton, handloom
  • Blouse Rashmi Varma
  • Associate Producer Christine Barr Sullivan
How-to Drape Instructions
  1. Divide sari in half and double knot at center front waist.
  2. Bring left half between legs. Pleat outer edge. Adjust for drape and tuck in at center back waist.
  3. Make about 6 pleats on the right half from outer edge towards inner. Tuck in at center front waist.

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