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Talking Langotis Durable Link to this BLOG
Thanks for all the messages on yesterday's entry on kaupinas, and requests for details on Langoti.

The langoti is not same as kaupina, although most English writers seem to refer to them with the same name.

The langoti is also unstitched (the edges are sometimes stitched for durability and for comfort when used for infants) piece of cloth that is worn like a brief.

Among our archives, I found this photograph that shows both. The man on the left is wearing a kaupina and the younger man on the right is wearing a langoti.

© K. L. Kamat
Halakki Gowdas
Photograph shows Halakki tribesmen in the village of Gunavante, 1982

We come across many depictions of langoti in Indian art --especially while portraying boy Krishna. Athletes such as wrestlers and body builders are also shown in snug langoti wraps.


(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Last Modified: 6/15/2005 3:17:33 PM

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