The dhoti is a simple piece of cloth (cotton), generally white.
The garment distinctive of the Hindus of all castes, men and women, all over India, is the dhoti or loin cloth.
The dhoti is known under many names, dhutia, pitambar, lungi, &c. In some parts of India half the dhoti only is wound round the loins, the other half being thrown over the left shoulder.
The small form of dhoti worn by men of the lower class is called langoti.
- Deccan Brahman wearing pagri, dhoti or pitamber, anga and dopatta.