How to drape a Parsi Gara

Parsi Gara is a family heirloom, passed down from generations to generations. It is the pride of every Parsi lady as being handed one marks a beginning of a special phase of the lady’s life.

Handwoven with beautiful intricate embroidery, this saree is beloved by everyone. What makes it stand out is not only the unique work but also the draping method. How do you drape a Parsi Gara? Stay tuned to learn how. You can watch this video tutorial here or read further for a detailed tutorial.

Step 1: The Basic Tuck.

This means exactly what it sounds like. Basically, you tuck the saree around you in one circle. This is a basic step of almost every draping method.

Step 2: The Pallu

The pallu is the part of the saree that is draped over your shoulder. In this drape, unlike the Nivi drape, the pallu is draped from under your left arm, over your right shoulder like a Gujarati saree. The pallu should reach your ankle.

 

Step 3: The Pleating

After adjusting the drape of your pallu, you will pleat the rest of the fabrics. To pleat your saree, hold one end between your index and middle fingers and one end one end by your thumb, pinky finger and your ring finger. Now start making pleats till you reach the end of that remaining fabric. Tuck these pleats into the center of your waist and pin it in place.

Step 4: The Parsi Twist

After you have tucked your pleats in and adjusted your pallu, take one end of your pallu and bring it in front of you from behind your back as shown in the video. Next, tuck that corner in the side of the saree.

Your Parsi Garais complete! Now flaunt it at your next event.