How to Tie a Sari in the Guju Style

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How to Tie a Sari in the Guju Style
The sari has survived the test of time. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

The sari, or sari, is the most iconic item of clothing for Indian women. Its popularity is due to its simple yet elegant design that is ideal for any occasion. A sari is a long piece of cloth that is wrapped around a woman's body several times. These are draped differently in each region of India. The Guju style of sari is found in the Gujarati province in the north. The Gujarati style, also known as seedha pallu way, is common in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and the Bihar regions of India.

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Things you need

  • Six yards of material
  • Choli (Indian blouse)
  • Petticoat or long skirt
  • Pins

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  1. 1

    Put on the Indian blouse known as a choli. It is a traditional garb that is cut above the midriff. The choli can be sleeveless, short-sleeved or long-sleeved.

  2. 2

    Put on a long petticoat or skirt. Traditionally, the long skirt matches the sari, which is wrapped on top of the choli and skirt.

  3. 3

    Tuck one end of the sari into the right side of the petticoat or skirt. Do not tuck in the Pallu, which is the decorative end.

  4. 4

    Wrap the sari around your waist from the front to the back, moving clockwise from right to left

  5. 5

    Tuck the sari into the centre of the skirt or petticoat. The lower end of the sari should touch the floor.

  6. 6

    Wrap the sari around your waist again. This time hold onto the decorative Pallu as you do it.

  7. 7

    Fold 7 to 10 pleats into the decorative Pallu. Ensure that each pleat is of equal size.

  8. 8

    Pull the material from back to front over your right-hand shoulder. The length of the material will extend down to your knee. Secure it to your choli using a pin.

  9. 9

    Tuck the pleats neatly and loosely into the front of the petticoat, slightly off-centred of your navel. Some material will hang from your petticoat. Use pins to fasten the Pallu into place.

  10. 10

    Fold large pleats, known as box pleats, from the remaining material. These pleats fall along the right leg. Fasten a pin to the box pleat to prevent it from moving.

  11. 11

    Cover your bust with the material that is hanging from your right shoulder. Drag the material diagonally downward across your chest and wrap it around your back. Pin it to the choli to secure it.

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