lavalava definition

  • noun:
    • An everyday item of clothing typically worn by Polynesians also Oceanic individuals, comprising one rectangular fabric used as a skirt, guaranteed across the waist by an overhand knotting associated with the upper sides.
    • A printed cloth apparel resembling a skirt or kilt, worn once the principle garment by both men and women in Polynesia, especialy in Samoa; labeled as also pareu.
    • a skirt composed of a rectangle of calico or imprinted cotton fiber; donned by Polynesians (especially Samoans)

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