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The Whole Nine Yards: Indian Perspective

Posted by Smita on January 30, 2002

Nine yards is the length of a traditional Indian saree, still worn by the Brahmins in Tamil Nadu in South India.

It is also the length of a traditional turban wrapped around the head, still worn by the men in Rajasthan in Western India.

That is one possible origin.

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