Generally crisp white or cream with a coloured border, a mundu is the iconic image of a Kerala garment. Worn around the waist, it’s a close relative of the lungi favoured by other South Indian states. The borders vary from thin grey strips to bright green or orange to thick gold ones for ceremonies like weddings.
Worn full length during social gatherings- while interacting with elders and women, it’s quickly folded in half to above the knee for the more practical tasks of running, cycling or dealing with the rains. There’s lots of leg on display in Kerala!
We love Kerala and HAD to experiment using the super versatile garment and are excited to share the results soon!