These fully hemmed tribal wraps are made for men and are not to be confused with a fringed sarong. Also known as "Lava-lava" in Polynesia, these are a very popular piece of clothing worn by Polynesians, especially Tongans, Samoans and Hawaiians. Lava Lava are often worn as school uniforms and business attire. Today, lava-lavas are worn by men in many events, from church to dancing to luau.
Each handpicked design is printed on colorfast 100% cotton, we utilize the full width of the fabric roll, which offers you more material to wrap around yourself. All of our lava lava are hemmed on all four corners, with no labels. Best of all Wave Shoppe lava lava's are made in the USA!
Polynesian Hiva Oa dancers dressed in what is referred to as "pareu" sometime around 1909. This traditional form of menswear is also known as pareo or lava lava, and mens sarong, they are worn on and off island by nearly all Polynesian men. But the uses for these wraps don't stop there, these wraps can be worn as unisex beachwear wraps, pool wear / wraps and even picnics and BBQs!