There are 100 different ways to wear a sari but for the most part, urban Indians tend to stick to one common style: the Nivi drape, originally from Andhra Pradesh, which features a pallu draped over the left shoulder and several pleats at the front.

Over the past few months, though, Bengaluru-based creative agency Border & Fall has been working to change that by building a digital archive to popularise other regional drapes and styles, from the Saktapar sari of Odisha to the Coorgi drape of Karnataka. Now, as part of Google Arts & Culture’s #WeWearCulture project to document fashion from around the world, the agency has created an online exhibition to showcase some of India’s various sari styles.

Maria Thomas, A stunning project on Google is highlighting some of the uncommon ways Indians drape their saris, Quartz India, 7/14/17

Posted by Natasha

Natasha received her MA in Literature and Culture in 2008 from Oregon State University. Currently she lives in Oregon with her husband and cats.

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