lavalava


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a skirt consisting of a rectangle of calico or printed cotton

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It would be polite to wear a lavalava all the time, whether going to church or going swimming?
21 I now know that a lavalava is a wide length of cloth that Samoans wrap around their lower bodies to form a sort of skirt.
He looped one end of the twisted lavalava around each foot.
Wrap-around garments, modeled on the Pacific Island lavalava, are now available to all inpatients at Wellington and Keneperu Hospitals.
Fireknife dancers are protected only by a short lavalava wrap around their waist and use no sort of protective oil or lotion.
An initiative of theatre senior enrolled nurse Jenny Kendall, the lavalava or "wrap-around" is designed to help preserve the dignity of patients during surgery and is a New Zealand first.