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17056Re: [Hammock Camping] [Fwd: Re: changing rooms - How to Tie a Lungi] - photos posted

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  • ij santiago
    Mar 8, 2007
      can't sew to safe my life!!!!!

      On 3/8/07, Carey Parks <cjp129@...> wrote:
      >
      > Sounds like any fabric store or the fabric department in your favorite
      > big
      > box store would have one - they just don't know it. Buy a couple yards of
      > thin cotton that pleases your eye and sew the ends together making a tube.
      > You can even try on the fabric to find the right amount to buy.
      >
      > But don't believe me, I'm the one who started this thread. One of the
      > experts will no doubt chime in.
      >
      > Cheers,
      >
      > Carey
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com <hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>
      > [mailto:hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com <hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>]On
      > Behalf Of ij santiago
      > Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2007 1:21 PM
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com <hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] [Fwd: Re: changing rooms - How to Tie a
      > Lungi] - photos posted
      >
      > where can i find a lungi.......i live in georgia.
      >
      > On 3/8/07, Cara Lin Bridgman <caralinb@...<caralinb%40ms68.hinet.net>>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > I've posted the photos on the HammockCamping site under 'How to tie a
      > > Lungi" More details are below.
      > >
      > > -------- Original Message --------
      > > Subject: Re: changing rooms - How to Tie a Lungi
      > > Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 11:12:52 +0800
      > > From: Cara Lin Bridgman
      > <caralinb@... <caralinb%40ms68.hinet.net><caralinb%40ms68.
      > hinet.net>
      > > >
      > > To: Rosalind Suit <rosalind.suit@...<rosalind.suit%40verizon.net>
      > <rosalind.suit%40verizon.net>
      > > >
      > > References: <002801c75e6a$ca6d6620$bc02fea9@rosalind9aa401>
      > >
      > > Hi Rosie,
      > >
      > > A lungi is a tube. Sarongs are rectangle cloths.
      > >
      > > The width of the tube can be whatever you want or need: 1.5 yards, 2
      > > yards, 2.5 yards. You adjust the width based on your own width. When I
      > > was in high school, 1.5 was plenty of room. Now, I prefer 2 yards.
      > >
      > > Length: The trick here is to find a bolt with the right pattern and the
      > > right width. Hemming adds time and weight. I like my lungis to be
      > > 40-46 inches long. After I put them on and tie them up, they're just
      > > right. Too long and you trip over it and it's also unnecessary weight.
      > > Traditionally, however, they're supposed to go down to your ankles.
      > >
      > > I've not found good pictoral instructions. I got my husband to take a
      > > series of photos. Here is the description and I've noted which part
      > > fits which picture.
      > >
      > > How to tie it on: Step through (TyingALungi-01.JPG). Gather the top of
      > > the lungi into two rabbit ears (TyingALungi-02.JPG, TyingALungi-03.JPGm
      > > and TyingALungi-04.JPG). In front of you, looking down, it will look a
      > > little like this ---^^---, with the ^ being the rabbit ears. You'll
      > > know you've got the width of the lungi about right if your rabbit ears
      > > are 6-10 inches long (too short and they come undone, too long and it's
      > > a waste, waist, of cloth). If you've pulled out the rabbit ears right,
      > > the rest of the cloth should be against your waist (TyingALungi-04.JPG).
      > > Now, cross one rabbit ear over the other (TyingALungi-05.JPG) and
      > > twist (TyingALungi-06.JPG) the two tight against your waist
      > > (TyingALungi-07.JPG). I guess you could think about the rabbit ears
      > > doing a do-se-do as in contra and square dancing. The rabbit ears
      > > should end up on the side they started. Tuck them into the lungi and
      > > you're done (TyingALungi-08.JPG). Note, the knot is not tied. The knot
      > > is really a twist that's tucked in.
      > >
      > > The standard for Bangladeshi men is to wear the resulting knot full
      > > center (for good reasons...). I find it more attractive on women if the
      > > knot's worn off-center. The knot isn't a real knot, but if you've tied
      > > it snug against your waist, it holds well and makes for nice pleating
      > > down the length of the lungi. So, running, biking, and climbing trees
      > > are all possible in a lungi. If it starts to work loose, it's easy to
      > > pull the rabbit ears out and tighten them up again. In Bangladesh, the
      > > men use the rabbit ears for pockets.
      > >
      > > Being a tube, lungis can last longer than a sarong, especially if you
      > > rotate and flip the tube each time you wear it. My first few lungis
      > > gave way when I squatted down to pick something up and duct-tape on a
      > > lungi isn't very satisfactory.
      > >
      > > CL
      > >
      > > Rosalind Suit wrote:
      > > > Cara Lin,
      > > >
      > > > I've tried googling lungi/longi to get an idea of how much material,
      > > > length and width, make up the item. I also wanted some pictorial
      > > > instruction on how to tie the thing. Any suggestions? I've saved your
      > > > description of how you change, but I'm not sure if it's a sewn tube of
      > > > material, or a rectangular cloth. thanks
      > > >
      > > > Rosie/mdhiker
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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