Madisar Draping - Iyer Style - 9 yard Kanchipuram Silk Saree

Vijayalakshmi Ganesh
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Madisar Draping Iyer Style -  learn how to drape a 10 yard or 9 yard saree in the classic madisar draping Iyer style as worn by Iyer Brahmins in Tamil Nadu, illustrated in steps and in the video below is Madisar Draping - Iyer Style.


1.    Take inner end of saree and make four to five pleats. Place gathered pleats at centre back waist from left and bind with free end over it clockwise.

2.    Bring free end-piece to centre front waist from left side.

3.    Tie knot with upper border of free end-piece and inner wrapped layerat centre front waist.

4.    Tuck in front drape mid-body at left waist

5.    Similarly, tuck in right drape at right waist

6.    Bring free end of sari front to back between the legs

7.    Tuck it into centre back atleast 12 inches

8.    Bring free end piece to left waist in front.

9.    Wrap free end piece around waist clockwise and bring to front under left arm

10. Throw outer end-piece over right shoulder.

11. Outer end piece may be brought in front under left arm and tucked into right waist

This style of draping makes the sari extremely practical for day to day chores and gives the flexibility and coverage that a salwar kameez or pant gives for the wearer. The free flowing nature of the drape allows for easy ventilation and this enhances the comfort of the sari even in hot climes. 

The Madisar draping - iyerMadisar Draping Iyer Style style of wearing 9 yard and 10 yard kanchipuram silk sarees is very popular in south India, and is the prefered draping style for auspiscious occasions like weddings, religious ceremonies and poojas. In fact in weddings, the bride and her family drapes sarees in the madisar style for the muhurtham function.

We have a range of exclusive 10 yard kanchipuram silk sarees in our collection, for such occasions and functions. The saris are also available at our store in Mylapore, Chennai.

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