Other terms used synonymously are modesty apron, marriage apron, modesty skirt, loincloth, string skirt, and girdle.
In Hawaii boys dance hula topless, but are covered on the bottom with a malo (a type of loincloth), skirt or pants.
It consists of a sparkly loincloth, headpiece, collar and armbands.
The men wear a loincloth or salaka, the women a kitamby or apron folded round the body from waist to heel, to which a jacket or dress is usually added; both sexes use over these the lamba, a large square of cloth folded round the body something like the Roman toga, and which is the characteristic native dress.
Both sexes wear the langouti or loincloth, which the men supplement with a short jacket, the women with a long scarf draped round the figure or with a long clinging robe.
This transformation of the loincloth has been illustrated by Mr D.