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History of the Sarong

 


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A sarong has been traditionally worn by men, women and children around the world throughout Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands. A sarong is a garment of clothing that consists of a simple rectangular piece of fabric that is generally wrapped around the lower part of the body and tucked in or tied at the waist.

Throughout the world, sarongs are known by a wide variety of names that include a pareo, surong, lungi, malong, mundum, sulu, toga, lamba, or kanga. The fabric is often brightly colored with a printed design or pattern. The prints or patterns on a sarong often depict animals, plants, flowers, geometric and abstract patterns. Many sarongs also feature colorful tie dying patterns and designs on the fabric. Sarongs come in a range of fabrics and are most common in cotton, silk and synthetic materials. Both the traditional and modern sarongs are handmade with great effort and detail taken into the garment's design. Some sarongs feature lovely embroidery designs and beading patterns.

By folding, wrapping, twisting and tying the sarong in various forms, a sarong can be worn in many ways. A sarong can be worn as a dress, a long skirt, a short skirt, a bathing suit, a shawl, a turban or even a scarf. Other less conventional uses of the sarong have included; a table cloth, a wall hanging, a bag, a baby carrier, a seat cover or furniture throw or as fabric used to design and sew a garment. The uses for sarongs are only limited by your imagination.

Sarong World.com is an online store offering sarongs and sarong fashion accessories that make an ideal clothing accompaniment to beachwear and swimwear. Each sarong is made from high quality fabrics and feature unique designs and prints.

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