What is lungi?

The lungi is a long, sarong-like garment worn by men throughout south India.

This garment is tightly fitted and usually reaches mid-calf or longer. Like the Scottish kilt, it comes in a variety of colors depending on the state and occasion.

Some lungi are colorful while others are plain white, and they can be tied either on the right or left sides.

This garment is also worn to perform certain dance forms and on special occasions like weddings, but some people do wear it as daily attire.

With India being a tropical climate, the garment is well-suited to its environment and has withstood the test of time.