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how to wear a kandyan saree?

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how to wear a kandyan saree?

can anyone tell me or show me a video as to how to wear a kandyan saree???

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1. Re: how to wear a kandyan saree?

This topic came up once before, so take a look at it for a start anyway.... it probably doesn't answer everything, so hopefully someone else can give more advice or know of a video, as that really would help!! :


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2. Re: how to wear a kandyan saree?

Hi there....

I think ?, some videos of how to wear a Kandyan are on You Tube, if you are staying in a hotel in Sri Lanka, maybe ask the girls there, most wear this type of sari for work..

The 2 girls in my profile photo are wearing them...



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3. Re: how to wear a kandyan saree?

It is easy.Just wrap it around your hips and put one end over your shoulder .You are done...

Manama, Bahrain
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4. Re: how to wear a kandyan saree?

oh yes! I saw it.... they have jz tokd bt the difficulty of it, rather than the steps...... :)

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5. Re: how to wear a kandyan saree?

@achi82000- u r very kind! i intend to learn the real thing :)

@travellerguy: i cudnt find it on utube :(

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6. Re: how to wear a kandyan saree?

I just checked. I couldn't find any tutorials or youtube videos either. Well, there are lots of tutorials on wearing the saree, but not the kandyan style.

All I can say is it's a bit more difficult than the normal style. I don't think it will be easy to learn from watching a tutorial even if there was one.

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7. Re: how to wear a kandyan saree?

Kandyan saree is so beautiful,while where can I get one with a good price,and I'm going to be there Jan 1st.

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8. Re: how to wear a kandyan saree?

I think that most saris can be worn Kandyan style. Just check with the shop where you are buying them. Some have a specially designed panel that hangs beautifully. I found the frill created by the tucks at the front difficult to do to the satisfaction opf SL friends and family for whom the dressing must be perfect.

Good luck!


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9. Re: how to wear a kandyan saree?

Hello there,

let's see how i could help you with the topic.

First of all,belive me,dressing in kandyan style is easy,if you get to know it.

Kandyan sare normally falls on your right shoulder,while indian saree on left.

We start from tuckin the fallen part first,then keep it on right shoulder and drape the rest around,also not forgeting to have a fril at waiste,and finally make it tight to body,using pins.

Though we say that any sare can be worn in both ways,there's slight diference. i.e where desigend part 'the head peice' get narrow in kandyan sarees,and unlike indian,when you wear it,it comes as front lower part.

Hope this might help!

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