Saree is a symbol of empowerment. That notion possibly gains special stature in Coorg where women are central to the society and the economy for who they are, and what they stand for. Their method of saree draping is one of the unique ways compared to all other styles. It has been a part of Karnataka’s rich culture since a very long time and has not changed a bit since its origin. The Kodava women find it very convenient and comfortable to move around in the hilly regions and to climb trees. In this Kodagu style the pleats are tucked at the back side unlike the other styles where the pleats come in the front. Here’s Radhika Sharma in her own at Virajpet.


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