August 26, 2014 ICS Travel Group

Traditions & Beliefs | Longyi

Have you ever worn a longyi?

A longyi is a sheet of cloth commonly worn in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Typically, a longyi is worn around the waist, running to the feet. By folding over the fabric, it can be held in place without a knot. Sometimes the longyi folded up to the knee for comfort. Similar garments are found in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the Malaysia.