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Mowgli wearing a loincloth
by Pavel Major
Mowgli form The Jungle Book is often depicted in a loincloth. In most cases this is done because our 'modern' (especially the western-) culture does not allow us to see Mowgli nude, in other cases it is more or less correct.
For three months after that night Mowgli hardly ever left the village gate, he was so busy learning the ways and customs of men. First he had to wear a cloth round him, which annoyed him horribly; ...
At some drawings the loincloth looks more like a diaper.
Some pictures of Mowgli, every time in different loincloth... (more at "Mowgli Loincloth Colors")
(by Barry Blair)
(by Richard Palmer)
In the Disney movie The Jungle Book 2, Ranjan --Mowgli's little brother-- has a similar problem as Mowgli had in the first Disney version of The Jungle Book. The only difference is that Mowgli's loincloth was held by Bagheera and Ranjan's loincloth was snagged on a branch.
Other names for loincloth and similar clothing;
Fundoshi is Ancient Japanese traditional underwear.
Default is made from cotton in width 1 inch and leight 8 inch.
Kaupina or Konakam is Ancient India traditional underwear.
This same as jungle loincloth but have 2 pieces (belt and fabric) for wear.
Langota, Langot or Langoti is India traditional underwear.
It's same as Ecchu Fundoshi in type and how to wear.
Some Loincloth sites;