Kikoi were traditionally worn by men in Kenya but have become the essential, classic garment for all sexes and all ages. In Africa it is worn by men, women and children. Much like sarong (also pareo, a wraparound) pareau (Tahiti), pakome(Thailand), lava-lava (Samoa), kain (Indonesia), sulu (Fiji), canga (Brazil). The sari is more than 5000 years old and is mentioned in the Vedas. Sari (Chira in Sanskrit for cloth) is of varied length, usually 5 yards today.