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Okay ... what DO you DO with that cool Indonesian men's sarong ... how do you wear it ... how do you keep it on?

Tying on an Indonesian Men's Sarong - Step 1
Step 1: Either step into the sarong, or draw it over your head. Hold the top open at waist level.
Step 2: Pull the sarong tight against one side of your body, and stretch the sarong out away from your other side. Tying on an Indonesian Men's Sarong - Step 2
Tying on an Indonesian Men's Sarong - Step 3 Step 3: Draw the excess cloth back across the front of your body, pulling it tightly up against your waist. It helps if you hold the inner fold against your body with one hand as you draw the front to the other side of your body with the other hand.
Step 4: Pull the folded cloth back against your opposite hip and hold it tightly against your body. Tying on an Indonesian Men's Sarong - Step 4
Tying on an Indonesian Men's Sarong - Step 5 Step 5: Roll the top of the sarong down over itself to the front. Do this several times. The tighter the roll, the easier it will be to keep the sarong on. It's best if the final roll ends up above the hips.

After you have rolled the sarong down over itself several times ... you will have created a tight roll at the top that will hold the sarong in place at your waist.

It is common for the sarong to slip or loosen over time. When this happens, just open it up ... and refold/re-tighten it again.

Tying on an Indonesian Men's Sarong - Step 6

Other common uses for a sarong:

Keeping warm on a cool evening Sarong - Keeping warm on a cool evening
Keeping the rain off your shoulders Keeping the rain off your shoulders
An impromptu sheet for sleeping/napping An impromptu sheet for sleeping/napping

Our thanks to Omar, who was a good sport to demonstrate the wearing of a sarong!

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