Jamaican folk costumes are very bright, multicolored, organic, and breathy. Traditionally, they were made from locally produced handmade calico fabric. The pattern on the fabric was red&white plaid. An interesting piece of the Jamaican female folk dress is a headgear called “bandana”. It is connected to Asian traditions. Do you want to learn how and why? Read the article below.
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Traditional pieces of the male and female national costumes in Czechia: baborák, blata plena, brslenky, bunda, caftan, cervenice, fěrtoch, honzík, lajblík, jelitko, oplicko, podstok, praštenky, rukávce, šněrovačka, uvodnice, velický, vinek, výkladek, and živůtek.
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Every national costume in the world is complemented with accessories. And one of the main and most important accessories is a bag, pouch, or purse. There are thousands of designs, shapes, colors, embellishments, ornamentations, and purposes of folk bags. Each purse indicates the unicity of its country of origin, the local traditions, beliefs, and features of the local nature. We’d like to present you our rating of the most beautiful and interesting folk bags around the world.
There is no single national costume in Malaysia. But all of the outfits can be divided into several main categories: Malay, Chinese, Indian, and Aboriginal dress (Orang Asli). Malaysia is a country where different cultures mix and intertwine. But the more interesting it is to learn about the clothing traditions of Malaysia. There is a wide variety of folk costumes used by the locals and the descendants of the immigrants from other countries: from simple outfits made of the natural materials to intricate attires adorned with complicated needlework.
The folk clothing of Palestine is extremely rich in embroidery. By the way, the traditional embroidery is called “tatriz”, and it adds a distinctive Palestinian flavor to any dress. The complicated history of Palestine had a considerable influence on the national costume and clothing traditions of this country. But luckily, in modern times, the traditional outfit of Palestine experiences its flourishing. There is a boom of tatriz and Palestinian traditional garments within the country and far beyond its borders. Local manufacturers and Palestinian and Israeli merchants work hard to advertise these folk costumes and export them to every possible interested country of the world. So, let’s try to find out a little bit about this extraordinary folk clothes.
Tanzanian clothing traditions speak of modesty, brightness, and ancient customs. For a European, the first impression from a folk dress of Tanzania sometimes is like “too much”. Too many layers of cloth wrapped helter-skelter around the body, too many colors and patterns, too many weird jewels, etc. But if you take a closer look, you’ll notice the harmony and unicity of a Tanzanian folk costume. The locals feel absolutely comfortable wrapped in their colorful fabrics and beaded adornments.
Ukrainian traditional clothing is rather diverse. The festive outfits are always colorful and rich in embroidery and bright decorations. But there are certain regional features that help to distinguish the attires according to the area of origin. Here you are the collection of the folk costumes from different regions of Ukraine that belongs to the Museum of Ethnography and Crafts in Lviv (western Ukraine).
Serbia is a curious country from the point of view of the folk costume. Serbian traditional clothing is diverse and beautiful. There is no single national outfit iconic for the whole country. Many various ethnic groups live in Serbia; therefore, their clothing traditions get entwined. It is really interesting to observe the regional features of folk attires. All of the costumes typical for different areas of Serbia are charming.
Mongolian clothing traditions are very ancient, diverse (because every ethnic group has its own peculiarities), and closely connected with the local lifestyle and climate. The traditional costume of Mongolia is unique and original. You won’t confuse it with any other folk dress. There are, of course, a lot of variations of the national attire according to the region of the country. The greatest diversity is in the shape of a headdress. Some hats are so elaborate and odd that they can easily impress and surprise just about anyone.