“Girded About Their Loins”

Alan C. Miner

According to Joseph Allen, in the lowlands, along the coast of Guatemala, and in the Yucatan, the style of dress is less elaborate and in many cases is scanty. Traditionally, the Maya of Peten, Guatemala, dress in simple loin cloths -- a practice that coincides with Mormon's description of the Lamanites in Alma 3:5. [Joseph L. Allen, Exploring the Lands of the Book of Mormon, p. 171]

Step by Step Through the Book of Mormon: A Cultural Commentary