The Ultimate South Asian Style Guide: Daura Suruwal

The Daura Suruwal, also called the Labeda Suruwal, is the traditional dress for Nepalese men. It also is worn in Sikkim and Darjeeling. It consists of a knee-length, wrapped tunic top (the daura) over salwar pants (the suruwal). The daura suruwal also has eight strings, each called the Byagini, the Kumari, the Barahi, the Brahmayani, the Indrayani, the Maheshowri, the Byasnabi, and the Mahalaxmi.  These strings tie the daura up around the body.  Eight is an auspicious number in...