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Sarong

 

a national garment worn by men and women in Indonesia and Malaysia. Resembling a long skirt, the garment consists of a long piece of material wound around the lower half of the body from the waist to the ankles. Women sometimes wear a sarong so that its upper edge reaches the middle of the chest, tightly covering it. Sarongs are made of colored cotton; on the islands of Java and Bali, they are usually made of batik. Similar garments are common among some of the peoples of continental Southeast Asia and the Philippines.

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Robert Notman had just left a barbecue and was standing in a pub with friends when his sarong suddenly burst into flames.
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Ballet Philippines, in partnership with the province of Albay, is presenting Sarong Banggi, a three-day show by the premier dance company where classic Filipino folk songs from all over the Philippines are reimagined through a narrative that could bring any noontime telenovela today on its knees.
With the funds raised from the charity sing-a-long campaign of Sarong Boses, Benita was provided with an airplane ticket and recently flew back to her home country.
That also seemed to be an inside bet between the male participants of the show." Wearing this so called ' sarong wrap dress' and doing the dhak- dhak item number, Pam might have managed to get the TRPs soaring a little, but with Madhuri's orange sari image being almost embedded in collective memory, she at best could cut a Paharganj version, performed by bar girls, of the Indian dancing queen.
"David Beckham may have been ridiculed for wearing a sarong but Scottish kilts are long accepted as suitable attire for men north of the border, while the Greek and Roman military tunics were the height of masculinity."
T-shirts, khanga (women's sarong skirts) and other items were "branded" and distributed at community mobilization events.
PS: We can't help but wonder if the strappy vest look will become as popular as the sarong!
Furthermore, for the skirt, known as a "sarong", people wrap a large sheet of fabric around the waist.