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Georgian avaThe national costumes of Georgia are extremely elegant, especially the female garments. We’ve chosen for you several pretty clothing articles from the exhibit in Georgian National Museum. The most interesting items among these Georgian outfits are the vintage shoes of a rather unusual shape. Though, they seem unusual not to everyone – the Arabic footwear is similar. Also, Georgian national outfits are characterized by beautiful and skillful embroidery, often made by gold or silver thread. And, of course, the traditional dress knives play a special role in the men’s folk attire of Georgia.

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ukrainian wreath avaHeadwear is among those most informative accessories ever. They can give info about gender, age, marital status, social class, financial well-being of a person, etc. And Ukrainian folk headdresses are no exception. Today, we’d like to show you the best, most unusual, and even bizarre headgear that occurs in this rich European culture. While day-to-day headpieces were very alike throughout the country, the bridal and festive headdresses often varied in different regions. So, let’s have a look at all those coifs, kerchiefs, headbands, wreaths, bonnets, and other female headdresses used in Ukraine since ancient times till now.

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Lasses avaAnd it’s time for a new piece of info dedicated to the stage costumes of a popular series “Outlander”. This article will tell you about the historically accurate – and not really – female outfits used in this movie. Including stage costumes of such characters as Geillis Duncan, Jenny Murray, Laoghaire MacKenzie, Mrs. Fitzgibbons, and Letitia MacKenzie. Some of their attires are masterpieces, others are just plain awful. Also, you’ll find out some stuff about the 18th-century Scottish women’s clothing in general.

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geisha makeup avaThese days, more and more women around the world, who are not Japanese, fall in love with Japan’s culture and learn how to dress like a geisha. Of course, real geishas traditionally are Japanese females only, but the Western ladies also can appreciate the looks of this interesting Japanese character. So, we’ve decided to show you how to easily apply the geisha makeup, using tools you can easily get your hands on. Actually, nothing too complicated, but you need a bit of experience to make everything right.

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Elizabethan avaThe Elizabethan era occurred in England in 1558-1603, when Queen Elizabeth I reigned in the country. This period is interesting because, for some time, England became the center of fashion in Europe. You might know that in the Middle Ages it was France, in the Quattrocento it was Italy, and now it was the British turn. And people were absolutely devoted to the idea of imitating Queen Elizabeth in their looks. Even men did it, wearing clothing of a very feminized silhouette. Oh, and the ever-present heart shape everywhere!

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Armenia avaThe national outfit of Armenia is ornate and beautiful. You can see the rich culture of this country in its clothing and jewelry. Armenia is one of those places where metal adornments are highly estimated – just look at the amount of jewels on local women; also, an important part of a men’s costume is a weapon, a dress knife – kindjal dagger. But these common accessories are far from the only interesting items in the Armenian folk attire. There’s much more to the traditional clothing of these proud people.

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Tudor dress avaThe Tudor era in England is a period between 1485 and 1603 when the dynasty of the House of Tudor reigned in the country. It was a time of elegant female dresses of triangular shape and odd male cube-shaped silhouette. The 1530s and 1540s are also characterized by a great influence of a French fashion on the English court attire. That’s when a so-called French gown and French hood appeared in England. And today, we’d like to show you a modern reconstruction of a French gown in all its beautiful detail.

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Jamaica avaJamaican male and female costumes are rather typical for the Caribbean region. The main purpose of these garments is to protect the body from the sun and not to restrict movement. So, Jamaican clothes are comfortable and modest but very expressive and eye-catching at the same time. Many of Jamaicans are descendants from African slaves that were brought to the American continent and nearby territories in the 17th – mid-19th century. Surely, some features of Jamaican traditional outfits are African-inspired. For instance, the headdresses.

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Medieval avaThe medieval period in the history of traditional clothing plays a very important role. Some of the most odd and unusual garments were created in the Middle Ages. And also, a lot of handy and great inventions regarding clothes, headgear, and accessories are originated from the same time. In this article, we’d like to talk about two common medieval headdresses – a hood and a chaperon. What is the difference between them? How did people wear these hats? And, by the way, who exactly wore them? And why we even look into both these items in the same material?

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Second Bustle Era avaSecond Bustle Era in Europe was in the late 1880s. Women started to wear very stiff and large bustle cages, but the dress itself was conservative and had a few adornments. Though, the distinctive silhouette became a symbol of the end of the 19th century. Let’s see how a female costume looked like in 1887 and what garments it included. We’ll talk about new trends in underwear, the fashionable silhouette, and trendy accessories from this period. Also, we’ll share some secrets known to women of the Second Bustle Era.

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Kazakh avaThe Kazakh authentic costumes are extremely decorative and practical at the same time. Like any other traditional clothing, the folk outfits of Kazakhstan were historically created in accordance with the climate and natural environment, lifestyle, and beliefs of the local people. As Kazakhs are nomadic people and they live in rather harsh climate conditions, their clothes are comfy, durable, and have a high protective capability. But also, these garments are very nice-looking and ornate. The national clothing is sacred for Kazakh people, they even have numerous traditions regarding clothes.

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Victorian avaAnd we’re continuing our series of articles that shows vintage photos of people from the Victorian era (1837-1901). This time, these are depictions of elegant Victorian women. Due to such photos, we’re able to see how females looked like in the mid to late 19th century. Their dress cuts and designs, hairstyles, jewelry pieces, accessories, even the furniture they used. Of course, these photos are old and not as clear as the modern ones, but they do have a certain charm, don’t you think?

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Box avaA unique discovery of world significance was made in 2014 in the Netherlands. Divers found a box full of 17th-century clothing, accessories, and other artifacts. Now we’re able to see the authentic fabrics, patterns, cuts, and things of everyday use from the 1600s. Historians even managed to determine whom these pieces belonged to and how they appeared on the bottom of the sea. Here’s what we know about this box and its contents.

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granulation avaGranulation is a very old jewelry making technique. It was possibly invented in Sumer 5,000 years ago and is still used today. Basically, tiny gold balls are fused to the surface of a jewelry piece to form a pattern. And by the way, extraordinarily beautiful jewels are made by the technique of granulation. Here we offer you just a few examples. Also, we’d like to show you the process of granulation itself – it’s fun actually.