Kasavu Mundu and Kasavu Neryathu, are extremely light pure cotton handlooms bordered with golden thread. The golden borders are sometimes touched with contrasting bright colours. They are worn as traditional saris or used as dress material.
A Malayalee (Keralite) woman wearing the mundu and neryathu, with her long black oiled hair tied loosely and strung with a garland of Jasmine, is the very picture of elegance. She hardly uses any facial make-up other than the bindi on the forehead and kajal on her eyes, not to mention the gold ornaments which are her passion. The combination is unique to this land and gives an attractive but natural look. The men wear the mundu around the loin and theneryathu around the shoulders.
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