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1. A garment consisting of a rectangular cloth that is wrapped around the waist, worn by men chiefly in Kerala, India.
2. A sari-like garment in which the lower and upper portions are made from separate pieces of cloth, worn by women chiefly in Kerala, India.

[Malayalam muṇṭu; akin to Tamil muṇṭu, short cloth.]
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Typical garments include the traditional Kerala saree, or the Kasavu saree for women, and men wear the traditional mundu .
Modi was clad in a white 'mundu' and cream half-sleeved shirt on his arrival at Thrissur, in sync with leaders belonging to the state who received him.
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The women wear the traditional 'Kerala saree'and the men prefer the 'dhothi'(mundu) on this day.
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Indeed, a saree is a visiting card and a history lesson rolled into one!" The 'models' were led by Deepa Chandran, from the state of Kerala, who draped her classic cream and gold 'set mundu' in a conventional style.