It is different from other countries where they used their traditional costumes only on special occasions or New Year days, due to the warm weather, the traditional costume of Myanmar, Paso for men and Longyi for women are daily worn. Basically, it is a piece of striped fabric or plain fabrics for men and flowered material for women.
Less than 5 seconds, the cloth is wrapped around the hips like a pants or skirt. And more interesting, if necessary, paso or longyi is used as a rain coat or a wrap in the form of a solid cap for women to carry goods (fruits, rice and food) on the head without holding manually. In Bago, women also wear Longyi as a hammock to carry their children when they go to work. This costume makes owners can not move on a long footstep. However, they can change the way of wrapping into comfortable pants to run.
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Price of the dress is very suitable for people, less than clothes imported from Thailand and China. Another important reason for the existence of the traditional dress in daily life in more than 85% of Myanmar Buddhist population, whose life is associated with the temple, of which there are many famous temples, such as the Shwedagon Pagoda or other Spiritual miracles and religious temple Kyaithtiyo, therefore, paso and longyi make it easy for Buddhists of Myanmar sitting in meditation posture and discreet.
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