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Necklace2 avaThis is the second part of the material about jewelry pieces made from a mix of modern and vintage beads, pendants, crosses, etc. from various countries – Yemen, Thailand, Ukraine, Tunisia, Ghana, Mexico, Ethiopia, Nepal, Bali, Java island, and some other corners of the world. These beautiful necklaces are made by Ukrainian craftswoman Slava Saliuk. The jewels are really splendid, eye-catching, and tastefully made. It seems like you could look at these pieces for hours and never get tired of them.

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homongi kimono avaThis type of kimono was very popular among Japanese women. It was the next step after the furisode kimono. Homongi is used even in modern times but, of course, much more seldom than in the late 19th – early 20th century. Let’s find out more about this garment: what did it look like, what obi belt was worn with it, what fabric and embellishments were used to make it, who actually wore homongi kimono, etc?

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Shoes avaUkrainian authentic shoes may look a bit weird but that’s what people wore 100 years ago. This footwear was not as comfortable as modern high-tech shoes, but these pieces fit their time. And, as you see, our ancestors used to put a lot of effort, taste, and time into making every small clothing article, including shoes – they often are adorned with embroidery, beading, cutting, and stamping on leather, even the buckles were decorative. Such vintage footwear is now displayed in museums and kept in private collections, but looking at these shoes, you can easily imagine people wearing them in daily life.

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Necklace1 avaMagnificent jewelry pieces shown in this material are truly works of art. They are modern necklaces made by Ukrainian artisan Slava Saliuk, but she uses a lot of authentic elements, such as vintage beads, traditional pendants, old crosses and coins, and etc. In the end, every necklace is a striking mix of modern and antique decorations that are combined with great taste and balanced perfectly. You will see traditional jewels from India, African countries, Ukraine, Indonesia, vintage beads from Nepal, Morocco, Ghana, Italy, Turkey, and many other interesting items.

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sans culottes avaSometimes, clothing plays a very important role in our life. And we’re not talking about being a fashionista or icon of style, we’re talking about historical non-military uniforms that helped people identify their fellow members from enemies. A good example of such usage of clothes are the sans-culottes movement in 18th-century France. Their style, garments, accessories, color palette, and other features of their outfits determine their unity and ideas. You could just take one look and know for sure who is the person in front of you.

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Algeria avaThe traditional dress of Algeria is beautiful and diverse. This is a large country, that’s why the folk costumes of various parts of it can differ a lot. In this material, we’d like to show you the traditional outfits typical for Algiers, Tlemcen and Constantine regions, Berber and Touareg ethnic clothing. Did you know that in some parts of Algeria, veils are worn by men rather than women, unlike in any other countries of the Arab World? That’s right. Algeria still has a lot of clothing customs that can surprise you.

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Toga avaMost people have heard at least something about the typical clothing of Ancient Rome. The word “toga” is familiar, isn’t it? But if you think that a toga is just a bed sheet wrapped around the body, then you absolutely must read this article. You’ll find out that the Roman clothing tradition is much more complicated and entertaining. For instance, did you know that fashionable hairstyles changed so frequently that Roman marble busts of women sometimes had removable hair so that the hairdo could be kept up to date?

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CT3 avaCrimean Tatar culture is different from the one of Tatarstan, it is a separate ethnic group that has its roots in the Crimean peninsula. The folk dress of Crimean Tatars has a lot of features of the Ottoman clothing. And the headdress we’re looking at in this material – a tubeteika – is typical for many Central Asian countries. But there some unique peculiarities of this headpiece distinctive for the Crimean Tatar culture. So, what is a tubeteika? How is it worn? What adornments does it have? And can it be an indicator of age, marital status, social position, etc?

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Daura Suruwal avaThe national costumes of Nepal are deeply connected to the local religious beliefs. Even the number of fastenings or color of the piece can be explained from the point of view of the symbolism. Let’s take a closer look at the main Nepalese male and female garments – daura-suruwal, gunyou cholo, and Dhaka topi. These are not the only traditional pieces worn in Nepal, far from it, but they are among the most popular and often serve as the ceremonial garments.

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Farmla avaA lot of Tunisian traditional garments are ornate and expensive. And the jewelry pieces are exquisite. You might even say that it is expected of a Tunisian bride to be literally covered in gold. So, the folk dress of this country is a sight to behold. But let’s look at just one garment in particular – a pretty farmla. This part of a Tunisian national costume is one of the most noticeable, especially the women’s farmla.

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Rational dress avaThe Victorian dress reform of the mid-late 19th century changed women’s underpinnings dramatically. It was unheard of in the Victorian period to forgo the generally acceptable at the time corsets, crinolines, and bustle cages for soft and comfy undergarments that wouldn’t restrict movements. The female dresses also became much more comfortable and relaxed. And men got something out of that fashion movement as well – new male underwear quickly became popular. This is one of those reforms that really changed life for the better.

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Ann Walker avaThis is another article dedicated to the outfits pictured in “Gentleman Jack” series. This time, we’d like to look at the clothing pieces of female characters, including Ann Walker, Marian Lister, Eliza Preistly, Vere Hobart, and Queen Marie of Denmark. In comparison to the Anne Lister’s stage costumes, these outfits are so much more feminine, delicate, and fitting the 1830s fashion. Some of these clothing articles are even authentic vintage pieces, but most of them, of course, are made by the wardrobe team of the show. So, let’s delve into fashionable mid-19th-century clothing styles.

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Queen Victoria coronet avaVintage royal jewelry worn by kings and queens – what can be more fascinating and exciting! Many of those jewels are worth millions and are passed down the generations for hundreds of years. But it’s not only their financial value that attracts our attention but also the real-life romantic or horrific stories of these pieces. Let’s look at one of the British royal jewelry items from a museum collection – Queen Victoria's magnificent sapphire and diamond coronet. What is its story? How did it survive to this day? And how many generations did it see?

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komon kimono avaThere is a variety of Japanese kimonos for different purposes and occasions: furisode, yukata, homongi, komon, and others. This time, we’re going to learn more about the latter. What is a komon kimono? When is it worn? How is it decorated? Why was the komon kimono one of the favorite and most popular outfits in Japan? Let’s take a closer look at this cute Japanese folk garment and answer all these questions.