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Matyó embroidery avaThe Hungarian Matyó ethnic group is among the few local communities who managed to preserve and treasure its ancient-old heritage, including traditional embroidery and other clothing crafts (as well as household crafts: pottery, doll making, ornamental furniture painting, and honey gingerbread making). The Matyó embroidery is famous not only in Hungary but far outside its borders. Its designs are really rich in color and texture and require profuse imagination and skill. This ornamentation is so time-consuming that it takes months and even years to make the whole set of Matyó folk clothing.

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Korean hanbok avaKorean traditional costume called “hanbok” is pretty simple to put on. But some people face difficulties regarding the bow in the front of the garment. And sure, native Koreans know some tips that help them look perfect in hanbok. We would really like to share this knowledge with you. Also, you’ll see what to wear with hanbok in winter to feel warm and cozy.

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A ZTraditional pieces of the male and female national costumes in Serbia: aljina, anterija, bojce, bošča, caksire, djudica, dolama, džemadan, fermen, fez, fistan, fute, grudniak, gunj, gunjic, jelek, kabanica, kece, konda, libada, litak, manovil, nazuvice, oglavja, opanci, pamuklija, pelengiri, pregace, šajkača cap, salvare, šamija, silav, šubara, sukman, tepeluk, tkanica, trabolos, trvelji, vutara, zaprega, and zubun.

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Headgear avaThe folk dress of Kazakhstan is really beautiful and charming. Its cut, design, materials, and accessories are perfectly suitable for the originally nomadic lifestyle of locals and the harsh climate conditions of the country. Nonetheless, the garments are sophisticated and elegant in their own way. Every little detail of the outfit accentuates the facial features and body shapes of Kazakh people.

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Tunisian costume avaFolk motifs in clothes is a fashionable trend in modern Tunisia. Both men and women wear outfits decorated with the traditional embroidery. But female dresses complemented with Tunisian traditional jewels are an extraordinary sight to behold. On the photos below, you can see modern and vintage Tunisian costumes, compare them, and admire the skills of local craftswomen.

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Haiti avaThe design of folk costumes in the Caribbean is based on the culture and customs of African countries (the motherland for thousands of slaves that were brought to Caribbean islands) mixed with some features of European colonizers’ outfits. This clothing, especially the female dresses, has African charm and European modesty. Local women still wear these dresses in day-to-day life and for festive celebrations. Today, we’ll show you the beauty of Dominica’s, Jamaican, Puerto Rican, and Haitian female outfits.

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Tin embroidery avaHave you ever heard about the tin embroidery? There is only one place in the world where it is made: Guizhou Province in China. Local craftswomen know this unique technique of embroidering, but even here, the Miao embroidery is on the verge of disappearing. Use your chance to learn more about it.

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12th century lady avaWomen’s medieval gowns are elegant and feminine in their simplicity. Those long sleeves are gorgeous; but the most beautiful part of the attire is, probably, the headdress, with its massive metal circlet and a daring hairdo. Sure, modern people are surprised by how such an easy hairstyle could be daring, but for the 12th century it really was.

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Necklace9 avaUkrainian folk costume is always complimented with such jewelry pieces as necklaces. And traditionally it is normal to mix and combine different kinds of necklaces, no matter what the shape, material, or price of them is. Brides even covered their neck, breasts, and stomach with various necklaces – from the chin to the waist. Despite the lack of a united style, Ukrainian vintage jewelry sets look very beautiful and balanced.

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Azerbaijani fabrics avaAzerbaijani tribal and rural women maintained their clothing traditions for a long time. The male folk clothing of South Azerbaijan is comparatively simple, designed in typical Caucasian style. Female costume of this area is rich in ornamentation and very feminine. South Azerbaijan was famous for its fabric production. Moreover, Azerbaijani traditional fabrics are colorful and often have funny patterns on them. It’s a pity, modern Azerbaijani women mostly gave up wearing clothing made from such fabrics.

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Jhumka avaIndian traditional jewels are very beautiful and intricate. Indian women use a lot of jewelry pieces which can be very expensive and made of solid gold adorned with precious and semi-precious stones (for wealthy families) or cheap fake jewels (for poorer women). But, no matter what the material is, Indian jewelry items are usually massive, intricately made, and shiny.

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Edwardian lady avaThe Edwardian era clothing is comparatively simple by design and elegant. No bustles or crinolines, no super-wide skirts, and no extremely puffy sleeves. Instead, the women’s Edwardian gown is characterized by flowing fabrics, plenty of lace, light colors of the garments, and large hats decorated with flowers. So, the visiting gown from 1903 – let us see what lies underneath all that silk and lace.

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bag avaUkraine has some cool traditions regarding folk accessories, especially bags. Ukrainian traditional handbags, shoulder bags, and purses are diverse, bright, and richly decorated. Each of them has its own purpose. Today, it is hard to imagine that a man and a woman can share one bag. But in some regions of the country, folk bags are unisex and still stylish.

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A ZTraditional pieces of the male and female national costumes in Korea: ayam, ayngsam, baji, beoseon, binyeo, bokgeon, cheolick, chima, chima jeogori, danghye, dangui, dansokgot, darisokgot, deot jeogori, dongjeong, durumagi, gache, gat, gil, git, gojengi, gongbok, goreum, gulle, gun, gunbok, gwanbok, hanbok, heoritti, hogeon, hwal-ot, hwangpo, jebok, jeogori, jeokui, jeonbok, jobok, jokduri, jokki, joseon-oth, juchaui, jumagui, jungchimak, juui, kkachi durumagi, kunghye, magoja, magwae, myeonbok, norigae, obangjang durumagi, onhye, po, ramie, sang, sangbok, sangtu, seolbim, sokchima, soksokgot, wonsam, and yungbok.