30 August 2016

Lingering on Langots


The Indian subcontinent has a fundoshi analog, the langot. While there are some basic structural differences, there are also definite visual similarities, especially from the front view. Langots are frequently seen oh pehalwans, wrestlers in the ancient fraternal art of kushti. It is also the garb of ascetics who forsake all worldly possessions besides a simple loincloth.

























5 comments:

Joshua Beta Cihuaoquichtzin said...

I'd love to know how to tie up a Langot. :D

Excellent photos. Oneself gets motivated to take exercise and sharing photos in a sexy loincloth such as a fundoshi or a langot. xD

Dean Cary said...

Ryan do you still have that video I sent you of me tying the langot on?
My computer had to be updated and I lost it long ago. If you still have it, please feel free to pass it on to JOshua.

Ryan Rokushaku said...

I think I do. I try not to delete things like that so it is probably somewhere in our long thread of e-mails! It may take some time to nail it down, but when I do I will pass it along.

mahasikhari said...

THis is a stunning post Ryan. Each cultural identitiy is captured succinctly in either fundoshi or langota. Fundoshi represents the austere toughness beneath the elegant simplicity that is uniquely Japanese. Langota portrays a softer, more curvaceous and covering, yet the masuclinity is still evident. In a manner typical of the subcontinent a masculine/feminine duality is expressed.

Ryan Rokushaku said...

Thank you. One of the things I like about posting about langots is the rich color palette of reds and oranges and earth tones, sometimes with a dash of turquoise or yellow. These are very sensual, very traditional, very masculine images. I'm inspired by the discipline of these young men.