Category: Niladri Devi Dasi

She is a housewife, mother of two, grew up in the countryside of West Virginia and loves wearing lehengas, sari, and punjabi suits. She tries to lead a simple live which is dedictaed to Lord Krishna.

January 1st, 2016 by dare2drape

By: Niladri Devi Dasi

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So this is the same concept as my last two drapes. However, instead of wrapping around the chest like a strapless dress, or wrapping around the torso and over the shoulder like nivi, it is simply made into a belt. I love all the pleats. I also have the 9 yard cotton drape folded in half to make a 4.5 yard baby carrier. For a bonus the last picture is my daughter(also in the posing in my recent sari drape pictures) when she was about 9 months old taking her nap on my back in my mother-in-laws worn out orange cotton sari. Thanks for such a fun sari draping challenge!

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January 1st, 2016 by dare2drape

By: Niladri Devi Dasi

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So I have one 9 yard sari and I tried the Nauvari(Marwari) drape, but I could not make it look nice on me, so I tried the 9 yard Lodhi drape and I couldn’t figure out the instructions whatsoever. So I just made up this drape, which is very similar to my last drape. It is tucked at the right hip and pleated quite a lot until where a normal Nivi drape’s pleats end. Then wrapping around and up across the chest on the left and pleated on the shoulder and tucked at the left hip in a kind of roset. I was very happy with the results and I think I will actually wear this sari now that I have found a good drape to wear it in.

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January 1st, 2016 by dare2drape

By: Niladri Devi Dasi

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It’s been a while since my last drape, but I finally got the saris down after thinking and planning for a while in my head. This is a gorgeous silk sari that I tucked at the right hip and pleated all the way around back almost to the right hip again. Then I folded the rest of it to the end of the pallu lengthwise and wrapped it around my chest, pinning where needed. A belt around the waist would be nice, I think. I had fun trying out different little variations with this.

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October 28th, 2015 by dare2drape

By: Niladri Devi Dasi

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I love the Gujarati style, possibly more than Nivi and it is indispensable during pregnancy. I found that it covered my big belly better than Nivi, and after giving birth when my belly was still reducing in size. Here my kids are playing in the billowing folds:) My mother gave me a green silk check sari very similar to this one, years ago which she had used for years before that. So it reminds me of her, in a good way. This cotton version is more sturdy.

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October 28th, 2015 by dare2drape

By: Niladri Devi Dasi

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The Naidu drape is rarely worn nowadays and can use a 6 yard sari, but a 7 yard sari is better. I draped the pallu end like a shawl, but it can also be draped like Gujarati. This drape is worn by the Naidu women of Andhra Pradesh. The sari I am using here is a soft wool/tussar mix sari, which is warm for fall to winter and has a heavy drape. It is a handwoven pashmina printed sari.

 

 

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October 21st, 2015 by dare2drape

By: Niladri Devi Dasi

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Here is a sari drape from Orissa called The Oriya. You can do this with or without covering the head, and tucking the end at the hip or over the shoulder. It’s suppose to be worn be a 5 yard sari without choli or petticoat, but I used a 6 yard, with choli and petticoat. I think this cotton sari is an Orissan ikat.

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October 21st, 2015 by dare2drape

 

By: Niladri Devi Dasi

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Tamil Muslim women adopted the Gujarati pallu drape with their traditional pinkosu(pleats in the back). Basically a hybrid Gujarati Tamil pinkosu. It looks like a normal Gujarati drape, but there’s no pleats in the front, they are placed in the back. I think this sari is an Orissan ikat.

 

 

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