June 10, 2011

Loin cloth wearing in Sarawak and other parts of the world

The loin cloth has its own unique history in the world. Here's a peep:







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China during the Han Dynasty


The magnificient Iban Loin Cloth in 1900's
Sumo Wrestlers wearing traditional loin cloths
Taiwanese Indigenous Dancers wearing loin cloth
The Iban way of wearing loin cloth

Orang Ulu coming out in loin cloth for a ceremony....
An older man wearing loin cloth

Yapese islander, wearing a loincloth, climbs for coconuts
An islander climbing a coconut tree.

7 comments:

sintaicharles said...

I am always intrigued by the fact that there are so many tribes in the world wearing loin clothes. I cannot help wondering if they share the same origin. Did they origin from the same continent?

sintaicharles said...

sorry, originate

Anonymous said...

my wife sometimes repeated to me why those Sumo loin cloth don't come off when they lawan each other. i told her ," becoz they got use glue lah"...kekeke

Ah Ngao

Ann said...

heheheh, we used to feel embarrassed when an old iban didn't wear his properly, may be intentionally.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Charles....mankind's original textile was a wrap around - the loin cloth...and you can have many references in the Bible.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ah Ngao...the loin cloth is hard to remove once it is well tied...Hence the Sumo wrestlers wear it....

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ann....may be the old Iban man was a little senile and had arthritic hands...so could not tie the knots...

But then when men get older they are not too worried about exposing "whatever" they have...hehehehehe

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