Cultural Curiosity

Everything related to Sri Lankan culture

A step-by-step guide to buying and wearing a sari for the first time

If you’ve never worn a sari before, you may think that draping nine yards of fabric around yourself in an attractive way while ensuring it does not unravel even through vigorous dancing seems pretty complicated and daunting. Well guess what – it is complicated and daunting! But only at the beginning… after living in Sri Lanka for 8+ years I now view it as only…

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The tale of the unraveling sari

Have you ever wrestled with nine yards of fabric and desperately tried to drape it around your body while watching YouTube tutorials? Yeah, er, me neither… The first time I attempted to wear a sari was for a party in Costa Rica. A coworker from India had brought us saris as gifts and I asked my soon-to-be Sri Lankan husband to drape it for me…

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