Coorgi (Kodagu) Style Saree Draping


If you've also been following my other blog, My Travelogue, you may know that I recently visited Magnolia Resort, Coorg. As soon as I entered I was ushered in by women clad in the traditional Coorgi (kodagu) drape of the saree. I was so smitten by it and asked the staff there to teach me how to wear it and they were more than happy! So here it is!!!

Saree, Blouse & Brooch: Belongs to a staff at Magnolia Coorg
Black Shoes with Golden Sequins: Lifestyle Store
Earrings & Necklace: Received as a gift from a friend
Btw, I had just trekked the Tadiandamol Peak just before I learnt how to drape this saree, so basically I have absolutely no makeup in this photo.

If you're from India, you might recognize the drape from the legendary 'Mile Sur Mera Tumhara' production by Doordarshan where a Coorgi woman is shown wearing a saree with this drape (at 3:01 mins)! Yeah, the pleats of the saree are on the back! The location is ofcourse Magnolia Resort in Coorg and the photography is by Mr.Prasanth from there!
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28 comments

  1. I too wanted to wear a coorgi saree when I was in coorg as I have been fascinated by it since my childhood days. However, the closest I got to was getting tips from coorgi women on how they manage the drape on day to today basis

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  2. It's nice to see you wearing this in spite of our urbanized society.

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  3. I've never worn a saree before. I also don't think I'd be able to wear one with such grace and poise as you do. That Coorgi saree looks good on you. And you look amazing even without make-up! -- Maria Teresa Figuerres

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  4. I really love India's traditional clothing. I like that you wear it on a daily basis and not just on special occasions. It really shows that you are proud of your culture and heritage. Since PH is somewhat Westernized, we often wear normal clothing. Would love to have some tradition back :)

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  5. Oh wow, the pictures and places are amazing, But most of all, your clothes I always wanted to own that traditional clothing like that. I think they are very pretty.

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  6. I love the colors, they're so rich and luxurious looking! I like that you are sharing your beautiful traditional clothing to us all on your site. (I love learning new things everyday!)

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  7. I like how vibrant the color is and the gold tinge is a nice touch. It looks good on you. I don't think I will ever have a need to wear a coorgi but I think it would be fun to wear one.

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  8. Wow! nice color combination and material. I have a saree too, only wear it once a while.

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  9. What a beautiful outfit. I have a few Indian friends, but rarely see them in those outfits. It looks great.

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  10. The combination of colors on this outfit is just amazing dear. Absolutely love how it looks on you :)

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  11. thank you for showing different styles. quite different and special i would say.

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  12. The colour of your saree looks luxury. Can wear it for dinner.

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  13. the colours are amazing. I tried saree before, but never coorgi. But, definitely looks good on you!

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  14. That's a beautiful saree and its fabric looks expensive. You are gorgeous!

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  15. You're becoming a pro on your outfit post. The drapes looks great on you.

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  16. the outfit looks great on you! :) Hope to be able to try on a saree if I have the chance next time!

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  17. I can see that this dress is different from the saree. The colours are so vibrant, they are screaming for attention!

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  18. that is such a beautiful vibrant saree... wish i can have a chance to try one someday...

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  19. I love coorg it is a beautiful place. They have lot of different style & tradition to offer as our other states. You look beautiful in Coorg style draping. Will keep reading all your posts :)

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  20. The Coorg style draping is beautiful on you. Is it traditional or modern style? I find it modern and wearable on a daily basis which is good. You really have the best silk.

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  21. Nice that the staff let you borrow their costume for a photoshoot. Of course, the outfit looks very good on you, and you carry it well.

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  22. The way it is tied around the body is a little different from the usual saree we see in Singapore. But regardless the fabric is so royal!

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  23. lovely style. I have yet to wear a saree but it is surely in my to do list

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  24. Saree also popular in Malaysia and some Saree are stylish. I still prefer the traditional Saree as it makes you look pretty and natural.

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  26. Lovely drape! It's nice to know that traditional clothing like this is still not lost in the modern world. :)

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  27. It was nice of the ladies to help you. I love the design on the saree! It looks elegant. Beautiful.

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