Why do Burmese wear Longyi?
It is worn around the waist, running to the feet, and held in place by folding fabric over without a knot. It is sometimes folded up to the knee for comfort. Myanmar longyi originated in Bengal.
|Burmese man in a longyi|
|Place of origin||Burma (Myanmar)|
How do you call a traditional dress in Myanmar?
Longyi, also known as sarong, is a traditional clothing for men, women and children in Myanmar. It looks like a tube skirt. It actually puts a whole piece of cotton around the waist. In Burma, longyis worn by males are called paso , while those worn by females are called htamein.