A Step by Step Guide: How to tie a Traditional Indonesian Knot

One of the most frequently asked questions at Nude Beach Australia is, “What is the best way to tie a sarong?”

Sarongs are a popular style of clothing perfect for the outdoors and summer weather.  As the sarong is used by different regions and interpreted into many different cultures, there are several ways to tie one. There are also other several ways to wear a sarong depending on the weather, personal taste and occasion.

Here is a quick and simply guide to demonstrate the ‘Traditional Indonesian Knot’ sarong style.

Traditional Indonesian Knot Sarong

Step 1:

Traditional Indonesian Knot Sarong - Step 1First, place the sarong behind your back so that your body is positioned at the centre of the fabric. Hold two corners of the sarong at each hand. Wrap the sarong around yourself, from the arm’s length position all the way to the front of your body so that the two corners of the sarong meet.

Step 2:

Traditional Indonesian Knot Sarong - Step 2Wrap the sarong around yourself, from the arm’s length position all the way to the front of your body so that the two corners of the sarong meet. Continue to move the point where the two corners meet, to one side of the body.

Step 3:

Traditional Indonesian Knot Sarong - Step 3Divide the fabric so that is out onto the side. Hold the end of the sarong with one hand and the other hand at a estimated third of the way down. Using your index finger and thumb, fold the fabric one third of the way back along its length from the end.

Step 4:

Traditional Indonesian Knot Sarong - Step 3Fold each third of the fabric towards yourself one way, then with the other hand, back the other way (like a zig-zag effect). Make sure that at the last fold, the fabric ends up along the bust. The sarong should fit tightly across the chest.

Step 5:

Traditional Indonesian Knot Sarong - Step 4Grasp the sarong in front of the bust with both hands at each end of the fold. Breathe in to give yourself a nice tight finish against your body, and finally make a approximate 5 centimetre fold over itself three times.

Step 6:

Traditional Indonesian Knot Sarong - Step 4Make sure that the folds are tight enough across the chest so that the sarong will remain securely in place. But this should give the sarong a nice flat tie that is extremely secure.

Also find out how to tie a Gathered Knot sarong style, Halter Neck Knot sarong style, Folded Hip Tie sarong style or a Front Knot sarong style.

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