geekigirl’s gallimaurfy: The Sari Series

The Sari Series

The Sari Series is a beautiful digital anthology documenting India’s regional sari drapes. There are 83 different sari drapes in the anthology plus some additional videos providing sari folding basics so you can have the foundation to try out these beautiful styles.

After discovering this site, I was very angry with myself for not purchasing a sari when I was in India. I see a trip to Little India in my future (after I do a little more research on what to look for).

There is something magical about how you can take several meters of fabric and wrap it around your body in a way that is practical, functional and beautiful. I’m amazed that a combination of knotting, pleating, folding and draping keeps everything in place. It’s not unusual that I’d feel a love for the sari, after all my motto is the higher the yardage numbers, the closer to god.

There are 83 beautiful sari drapes in the Sari Series anthology and I’m still working through watching all of them. However, I’ve seen a few that I’d love to try myself.

Bastar Drape

The Bastar Drape is from Chhattigarh and is worn for forest travelling and agriculture. You’ll need 4.5 meters for this drape.

Dhokna Jalpaiguri Drape

The Dhokna Jalpaiguri Drape is from West Bengal and actually looks like a drape I could pull off with practice. Its classic silhouette would be perfect for everyday wear. You’ll need 4.5-meters for this drape.

Meher Drape

The Meher Drape is from Orissa, India that’s traditionally worn by members of the weaving community. This is another drape that looks fairly easy to straightforward to fold. The styling in the video is perfect and the button-up shirt flawlessly matches the sari. You’ll need 5.5-meters for this drape.

Kuncha Drape

The Kuncha Drape is another one from Orissa and it also looks pretty manageable in terms of difficulty. You’ll need 5.5-meters for this drape.

This is just a few of my favourites. Which ones are yours?

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