Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|Talking Langotis|| |
| Thanks for all the messages on yesterday's entry on kaupinas, and requests for details on
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
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.
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