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Dokhona avaIt is typical for people in Asia to wear different wrap-around garments. They’re often made from light and natural fabrics to help locals survive in hot and humid climates. Today, we’re going to tell you about the traditional clothing articles of Indian Bodo people – all of these garments are also simply wrapped around the body. But it doesn’t make them any less or inferior. Actually, Bodo folk clothing looks really festive and ornate.

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12century lady avaThe clothes that people wore in the Middle Ages changed during the medieval period: from simple Roman style to sophisticated and fancy Gothic style. The attire of the early medieval era was a mix of Roman and Barbarian elements, but late medieval costume transformed into a noble outfit. There were dozens of various garments used in the Middle Ages, most of which suited both men and women with little differences. Let’s review top-10 most popular articles of clothing used in the medieval period.

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Transylvania avaIn Romania, the art of embroidery is preserved until today, just like in many Slavic countries. And there are a lot of craftswomen who continue to decorate folk clothing with stitchwork. The traditional Romanian embroidery looks festive and makes the whole outfit kind of alive and unique. In this material, we’ll talk about the folk costume of Transylvania (central Romania) and its traditional needlework. So, let’s find out what Transylvanians wear and how they embellish their folk dress.

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Doll avaThis is a fine collection of motanka dolls from Reshetylivka museum, Poltava region of Ukraine. Motanka doll is a traditional Ukrainian toy made from yarn and fabric. It is a little bit similar to the famous American rag doll, but motanka is usually produced without any sewing. These particular dolls are dressed in folk costumes of Ukraine. All the woven and embroidered garments are real but tiny, just like jewelry pieces, headwear, and other accessories. It’s a great tradition to make such motanka dolls for kids.

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Kira avaWomen in Bhutan wear modest and elegant clothing. And the main garment is called the “kira”. It is an ankle-long woven and stitch fabric dress worn by the local women. Let’s see how to put the kira and other elements of Bhutanese traditional costume on. Including typical Bhutanese jewelry pieces. The cut and design of various traditional clothing articles of Bhutan are rather unique, you can see some common features in these garments.

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Meenakshi avaAs you know, there are dozens or even hundreds of ways to drape a sari. It is amazing, how a simple rectangular piece of fabric can be turned into many different garments of various designs. Usually, sari is draped like a dress or skirt – it is, naturally, the easiest way. But you can make pants out of a sari with the help of just 3 safety pins and nothing else. Let’s see how to wrap a sari in a very special style. This style is called Meenakshi style or pants style.

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Fashion avaBrides in Ukraine traditionally wore very large, ornate, and beautiful wreaths for their wedding. Today, women prefer veils or hats as bridal headwear, but in the 17th-19th century, all of them used wreaths, which showed their marital status. We’d like to show you a nice collection of such headdresses of various shapes, designs, made from different materials, using different techniques. These pieces are modern but very accurate replicas of authentic bridal wreaths from the 19th century.

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datejime avaThese are plenty of different tutorials that show how to wear a Japanese kimono – and, by the way, there are plenty of variations of kimono in Japan. But still, we decided to publish another tutorial to help you put on the kimono and soft datejime sash properly and easily. The Japanese culture is very strict and precise – everything from food to clothing to hairdos to interior design, etc. should be done extremely accurately and meticulously. So, always pay great attention to your kimono when you put it on.

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Jewelry avaHumans wore jewelry forever. During every historical era, every civilization made and used jewelry pieces. It was a symbol of status, wealth, elegance, and beauty, a very important part of any traditional or modern outfit. And not so long ago, there was an exhibition at The Met (The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, US) that showed a huge variety of vintage jewels from different corners of the world and different time periods. Even adornments from the Bronze Age were presented during this event. We’d like to offer you a few pictures of these gorgeous jewelry items.

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folklórico avaMexican traditional folk dance is called “folklórico dance”. And every region of Mexico has its own typical dance moves and folk dress used by the dancers. It is said that there are three important things about folklórico dancing: the music, the dance, and the costume. In this article, we’re going to talk about the folklórico costumes and their making. The women’s folklórico outfit always is adorned with ribbons, lace, or/and embroidery. And this Mexican folk clothing is really bright and awesome.

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Lady avaWhat did women wear in the mid-18th century? The cuts, designs, fashionable silhouettes… What about the bling? And which accessories were preferable? Let’s find out and have a little peek into a fashionable 1740s lady’s wardrobe. Also, as a bonus, we’ll uncover some tips regarding the 18th-century makeup. You might learn something new about the lifestyle of a 1740s lady.

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El Salvador avaThese days, many people around the world are getting involved in traditional clothing crafts, retrieving the almost lost knowledge. And hand-weaving is one of those crafts. While to learn weaving on the ordinary 4-post loom is a complicated task – because you have to get this machine and find a place for it in your home – weaving on a simple backstrap loom is much easier. All you need is a few different wooden sticks. That’s why the traditional backstrap weaving you can try at home, after watching a few videos and reading a few instructions. Like these ones.

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Bali avaThe island of Bali is a part of Indonesia, thus their cultural peculiarities and clothing traditions are alike. But there also are some differences. Let’s find out more about the Balinese colorful traditional attire and how to put it on. The Balinese folk outfit is one of a few where a men’s traditional costume includes more garments than a women’s one. In most countries around the world, we observe the opposite.

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fulling avaThis article will help you appreciate your washing machine even more. Because not so many years ago, in the Middle Ages (lasted to the 15th century), people washed the fabric before making clothes in human urine. And the process lasted not a few minutes but up to 7 or 8 hours. You can imagine how hard the job of a fuller – person who washed cloth – used to be at the time. Are you already hugging your washing machine? Because personally I’m not sure if I could endure the medieval washing.