The history of the sarong:
The word sarong
is from the Malay word for "covering". The sarong
originated in Java and the Malay Archipelago and
consists of fabric wrapped and tied around the body
at the waist or arms. Dutch traders brought
introduced the sarong to Europe in the sixteen
century where they are still very popular today.
Sarongs are worn by both men and women. A sarong,
also known as a pareo, can be worn many different
ways but is most often used as a wrap over a
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