I don't know. It reminds me of a story a woman told me about. She lived in South
Africa for a couple of years, and would hang her fancy lingerie and underpants out on
the line to dry. They would pay someone to watch the clothesline, because sometimes
the natives would steal the clothes. One day, some of her panties went missing, and
she caught one of the native guys she had paid with it on under his loose sheet-like
clothing. Apparently, he thought they were okay to wear, soft silky, and unlike any
of his other clothes in the tribe !
You just have to convince people it's a cultural thing, and that you are a tribal chief
discovering new, interesting fabric.