Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wrap that round ya togs!!


This lady sells her hand-dyed laplaps at the market each day. They make great wraps over your togs.

No, not togas - togs!!

Sorry - that's what we Queenslanders call swimmers, trunks, .....
Oh you know!!!!

20 comments:

Donna said...

Cool Looking!!! Happy day sweetheart!!hughugs

Jules~ said...

Over here we would say that it goes over your bikini top. But togs is faster to say.
Those wraps are all so beautiful in color.

Hilda said...

Laplaps are tubes (edges stitched together) or just large pieces of cloth? Whatever, I love them both! The first we call "malong" and the second we call "sarong." And I actually use them not just as clothing but also as table cloths, curtains and screens. Very useful and very colorful.

M.Benaut said...

Who needs togs anyway, - when there are tablecloths as cute as the model in your photo.
The tropical climate must manifest itself in odd ways up there, thongs on beaches, girls rugging up. Must have been a cold day ?
And, - Benson has been very quiet these last weeks. Give him a big pat from me, he would see and know everything, if only he could tell !!

dive said...

Laplaps! What a beautiful word, Jules. And the laplaps themselves are gorgeous.

photowannabe said...

Oh, those colors are so brilliant. I would have a hard time chosing only one.
Thanks for the language lessons on this and the last post. I love learning the little nuances of common words.

Marie said...

Very colorful, but the lady does not seem to be in a good mood.

Titania said...

Hi Jules, found your great blog on SWF. Beautiful photos from another world. Exotic and exciting!

Jules said...

Hi All

Hilda - lapslaps are just lengths of cloth, used mostly up here to wrap around your waist, but the Westerners use them as sarongs. And yes I use them for everything too!!!

MB - yes quite chilly i recall!!! Benson is very well and will be posting next week while I am in Lae. He sends his love!!! The cat next door is pregnanat and i really do think he believes it was him - I have news for him and it is all bad!!!!

Marie - I think I caught her unawares!!!!

willywagtail said...

Hi there. Does the meri dye them herself? Or are they imported? Cherrie
PS Yes I have lived in Rabaul as a child.

Kris said...

What sort of dye do they use, I wonder? From a bottle, or something natural and exotic?

Jules said...

willywagtail & kris - the laplaps are usually dyed by the women using commercial dyes - i think!!!!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like the explanation hilda has given. Nice photos.

JM said...

I am becoming a big fan of PNG words, which are completelly new to me: laplap, pekpek... :-)
Please keep on teaching, Jules! Thanks.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful and colourful. I think over here we call them sarongs.

Katie said...

Stunning fabric! I'd love to get some and make a fun outfit. Hmmm, I see a little shift dress.

CaBaCuRl said...

or what we Cockroaches call cossies!
Anyway...gorgeous colours, & you can never have too many...have a multitude of uses.

Bergson said...

so colored

edward said...

those look pretty

Jules said...

Hi Everyone

Katie - can I have one too!!! I actually have made a few little dresses out of these and they are very cool!!!

cabacurl - cossies - yes - I remember - it sounds so English doesn't it???