Myanmar between the past and the present
a project with Chiara Luxardo
Longyi is a sheet of cloth widely worn in Bruma. It is approximately 2 metres long and 80 centimetres wide. Men’s longyi are generally stripes or checks apart from plain colours and may be worn upside down or inside out with no difference. The longyi suits the climate as it allows some air to circulate and keeps cool in the hot sun.