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Bring Back the Kaupina Durable Link to this BLOG
"Bring Back the Kaupina! "

That's what I say to the fashion designers. You might think it is crass, but it's the perfect attire for the beach -- and you will discover in this article on Kaupina, that people in India have been wearing it to work, temple, and of course, to the beach, for a long time. It's almost disappeared now.

Kaupina is a piece of cloth run between the legs to cover the private areas. Other cultures (especially the Japanese) might have similar clothing, but what makes kaupina fashionable is the the throw of the kaupina which can be rolled, braided, twisted, or just flown about. See how cool kaupina can be, from a painting depicting Shiva.

© K. L. Kamat
Depiction of Lord Shiva as a Wandering Ascetic
Sexy Outfit of Kaupina

See Also: Indian Attire Through the Centuries


(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Last Modified: 6/14/2005 5:24:54 PM

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