Saris: An Illustrated Guide to the Indian Art of Draping

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This book is a manual to learn how to wrap (drape) 100 sari styles and other unstitched clothing of India (dhoti, mekhla, veshti). It has 700 illustrations showing step-by-step how to produce these costumes from the flat piece of cloth. Many of these styles are about to be forgotten and this book will soon be the only way to learn some traditional sari wrapping techniques. The book also has an introduction to basic draping techniques and a chapter on the history and evolution of Indian unstitched clothes, as well as some explanations about the social implications of clothing in India.

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"Thank you for the fine book and congratulations for the good work you have done in preserving part of a great heritage." (Sadhaka Jothinatha - Hinduism Today) "We are very impressed with the research that must have been involved. This is a very important book for the documentation Indian culture." -- Sukulina Devi Das, Sanskrit Religions Institute

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