Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A longyi is a sheet of cloth widely worn in Burma. It is approximately 2 m (6Â½ ft.) long and 80 cm (2Â½ ft.) wide. The cloth is often sewn into a cylindrical shape. It is worn around the waist, running to the feet. It is held in place by folding fabric over, without a knot. It is also sometimes folded up to the knee for comfort. Similar garments are found in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Malay Archipelago, and Juiz de Fora. In the Indian subcontinent (Bangladesh, West Bengal, South India, and Sri Lanka), it is known variously as a lungi, longi, kaili or saaram.