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Burma Costume | Myanmar travel guide
The majority of countries have their own clothes and Myanmar is no different. Burma has a traditional clothing look that is easy to recognize and associated with this land. But Myanmar is a land with many minority groups, which means that the costume differs from area to area - although there is one point: the Longgyi, which makes up a large part of the clothing and can be seen safely on the personal trip through Myanmar.
Bongyi is a simple scarf bound around the waistline and has been part of the country's mainstream gown for centuries. Since the nineteenth centuary, the longgyi has been a traditional garment for Myanmar's locals. The garment resembles a slant with several square prints stitched into a tubular silk.
Bongyi styles make them a handy garment for men and woman. Longgyi's day-to-day model is available in a trendy fabric, while a silver one is preferred for events or other occasions. Longgyi can be slightly different for men and woman.
A man's long-gyi is called a Pasoé, while the woman's copy is called a Htame. There is a big discrepancy in the costume because of the way it is wore and the design. As an example, the men's lung has a lump on the front, while the lump is on the side for males.
For the men's costume, the color pattern consists of strips or plaids with pale tones, while the women's costume is decorated with abstracted designs, cathedrals, stars and brilliant colors. Men also use a West styled top or bodice for the upper half of the torso and the woman a suit.
However, the 135 ethnical groups in the county can result in further disparities in this costume. Every major ethnical group (Shan, Rakhine, Chin, Kayin, Kayah, Kachin, etc.) has different styles of costume, tradition, folklore and dialects. That also means that each group has developed its own distinctive Bongyi look.
The Kayin men, for example, favor a Longgyi look with center lines, while the Chin girls favor a Flower pattern. Rakhine wear a long-gyi with horizonal stripe and the Kayah folks like her costume in either brown or blue and a great view on Myanmar's holiday season.
An increasing number of locals are beginning to wore western-style T-shirts and tops, but are still wearing them in conjunction with the longyis. Whilst many experiments with new genres and fashion have taken place, the longgyi is the traditional garment of choice.
Instead of abandoning the Longgyi for occidental fashions, the fashions and fashions of occidental dress were used to affect the appearance of contemporary Longgyi. It is a favourite present or keepsake for Myanmar families and can be purchased at most market places or outside the main tourist attraction such as the Shwedagon Pagoda.
Myanmar's dress styles differ from area to area, with 135 different nationalities. Traditional Kachin men's dress is made of sarong-like longyi or trousers, coats and blouses. In addition, a head ornament or turbans with brushes can be used. The majority of the native ladies make handwoven garments with checkered and floral patterns.
A garment like a bolero is often refined with silvery rivets or change. Men prefer the costume of a traditional coat, a collarless and longyi outfit. Womens dresses in bamas with an opening in front (buttons are in the middle or on the side) and long. In addition, a scarf with laces is placed over the shoulder and the hairdos are carried in the knots.
Usual dress of the men is a traditional coat, a collarless dress and reddish plaid lunghi. The most popular for ladies are the open blouse and longyi with bristles wound around a combs. Kayah men are wearing a traditional coat and a trouser long pant short behind their knee and a piece of headgear.
For traditional events men can also use silvery blades and silvery knives. Many of the girls have dressed their head in high lumps and have a head ornament in bright shimmer. Wearing a scarlet cape over a short-sleeved shirt and wearing either one of the yellow or yellow Longyi.
They are dressed in a costume of traditional coats, collarless blouses and artfully interwoven lunghi. They can be seen in longyi with horizonal lines or similar nice patterns; a scarf is wraped over the whole length of the woman's skin, and her coat in different style. This traditional headgear is stylish with a vertically striped head.
Chein ladies preferred a Longyi look lavishly adorned with floral motifs, stones or striped horizontals and in a length that only covered the knuckles. Kayin men are wearing jackets, jerseys, shirts, longyi and pants, as well as a head ornament with tassel on the right side.
The most Longyi are designed with striped lines. Longyi's favourite gown for the ladies is a long tunica and browband with the ends hung at the front. Shan men are wearing traditional khakis, tshirts and pants made of a fabric like khakis. Men also wore a headpiece, while females prefer a blouse and longyi.