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- n. Plural form of lavalava.
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There were Malays in colourful shirts and baggy trousers, hair bound with anything from rags to gold fillets, there were Polynesians in lavalavas and various Indonesian tribesmen in sarongs, flashing filed teeth; there were New Guineans like Walan, a lot of them, black-skinned and frizzy-haired, wearing anything from ornate shirts and breeches of 18th-century cut to bits of grass apron.
Breech-clouts, lavalavas and bare legs were not tolerated.
You should have seen Leuelu's sisters in silk bodices trimmed with gold braid, and green velvet _lavalavas_ bordered with plush furniture fringe!
She owns a business venture, selling lavalavas (bottom-half wrap-around prints worn by both men and women).