Traditionally, in countries such as Asia, Africa and the South Pacific sarong has been worn by men and women. Sarong also known as pareo, surong, lungi, malong, mundum, sulu, toga, lamba, sarama or kanga.
Sarong is simply a rectangular piece of fabric that is generally wrapped around the hip as long or short skirts or as full wraps around the body by the women, while men generally tie them around their waists or put them on as pants. Sarongs are flattering to most figure types and are very easy to wear.
Different cultures and geographical regions have their own styles and print making techniques, which makes unique pattern, designs and motifs that’s includes animals, plants, flowers, geometric and abstract patterns. Very often they are brightly colored with a printed design or pattern. Some sarongs feature lovely embroidery designs and beading patterns, especially the handmade ones.
The fabric of the sarong is generally cotton, rayon or silk. Also the fabric with which sarong is made is very light and breezy, which is suitable for the hot and humid climate.
Throughout history, sarongs have been made into different things and utilized into different functions rather than just wearing them, such as bags, table runner, baby carrier, wall hanging, furniture throw, scarves and many other things. It is just a simple and plain fabric but extremely useful.