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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2835

You cannot beat Sarong if you go for comfort!

By S.H.Moulana

Sarong needs no introduction in Sri Lanka, Indian subcontinent and very especially in Indonesia or Malaysia where it originated.

Now they are produced in eye-catching colors to tempt even non wearers of Sarong. You may note these Sarongs are even popular among the Malaysian women. Sarongs are known under varieties of local names and traditionally worn by Yemenis and in Arabian peninsula too. Sarongs have become very common and fashionable too in Sri Lanka.

Among Lankan women a similar dress known as 'Redda' also popular in the villages.

Although Sarong was less used by those in the affluent circle now the trend has totally changed and has become a fashionable garment. Political and social leaders of Sri Lanka who want to portray their humility and closeness to the 'common man' and their nationalism choose a variation of Sarongs.

Whatever you choose Sarong still remains hard to beat for comfort.

The picture taken at a recent party in Colombo shows how a majority of them opted to wear their favorite 'Sarong.'

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You cannot beat Sarong if you go for comfort!
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