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Thai children wearing white panung

The panung (Thai: ผ้านุ่ง, RTGSpha nung, pronounced [pʰâː nûŋ]) is a traditional garment worn in Thailand.[1] A long strip of cloth, described in 1921 by the US vice-consul, as "a piece of cotton cloth 3 by 10 feet"[1] is wrapped around the waist, reaching below the knees. The cloth is sometimes passed between the legs and tucked at the back[2] in a fashion known as chong kraben. The garment is normally paired with a pha hom, a similar cloth used to cover the upper body.[1] The Panung is a Thai variant of the Sampot, a traditional Cambodian garment worn in a similar way.

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  1. ^ a b c Hansen, Carl C (11 April 1921). "Market for Ready-Made Clothing in Siam". Commerce Reports. Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Department of Commerce. 2 (83): 226.
  2. ^ "panung | Definition of panung in English by Oxford Dictionaries". Oxford Dictionaries | English. Retrieved 2018-07-24.