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How to put on a sari

9 December 2013 Last updated at 00:01 GMT

So just how do you wear 6m (20 ft) of unstitched cloth without getting hopelessly tangled?

Anu Anand visits the Sari School in New Delhi where, with the help of an instructor, she demonstrates just one of the 118 different ways a sari can be worn.