youtubeThe web-site has a YouTube channel "National Clothing" where we gather the best videos about traditional attire of different countries and nations. We have videos "How to wear" which show various ways of wearing certain pieces of clothing and the whole costumes. Also you can find videos of national clothing parades and folk festivals around the world. Of course, there is a plenty of different videos which show the traditional costumes of various nations, even little-known and numerically small ethnic groups.

ethno-festReading about national costume festivals and looking at photos made there is good. But if you're interested in traditional clothing and culture of different countries, you should visit their national holidays and festivals. Only at such events you are able to see and understand the national heritage of the country. It's much more interesting and exciting to watch celebration by your own eyes. That's why we offer you the list of best traditional clothing festivals around the world. It's far not the full list, but the main events are included.

petrykivka avaPetrykivsky painting is traditional Ukrainian decorative painting. It is becoming very popular in Europe, US, Canada and many different countries around the world. The patterns are so rich and beautiful that people use them in all spheres of life. Craftsmen make paintings on paper, which are called "mal'ovky"; also they paint on clothes, dinnerware, chests and jewelry boxes, toys, towels and tablecloths, elements of décor etc.

czech2 avaThe national clothing of the Czech Republic is very bright. It is a mix of different eras and styles. Shawls and kerchiefs on the head came from Gothic period when people began to wear various kinds of bandages that covered hair. Pleats and lace collars came from Renaissance era. Bell-shaped skirts and large puff sleeves came from Baroque era. And beautiful Slavic embroidery is typical for all Slavic countries but with some differences.

Sri-Lanka avaThere is no official national costume in Sri Lanka. But the most popular items are sari for women and sarong for men. The traditions in men's clothing are simpler and clearer – men of any age wear sarongs or trousers. It is a little bit more complicated with women. Their national costumes depend on the age, marital status and the event. Mostly women use sari or half sari. But there are different regional peculiarities.

Cambodia avaAsian countries have a lot in common, especially in traditional clothing. Of course, their cultures vary pretty much, but national costumes are often very similar. We'd like to tell you about five interesting Asian countries and their traditions in clothing. Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, and Brunei. Can you name their national attire? After reading this article, you will.

Vietnam avaAbout 54 different native groups live in Vietnam. All of them have their traditional costumes which sometimes look radically different. For example, citizens of communities that live on the plateau have very colorful dresses, and plainsmen wear simple, modest outfit. This article will tell you about the general characteristics of traditional attire in Vietnam, including garments, hats, and shoes.

Traditional-Mexican-costume avaMexican national clothing is very bright and beautiful. Actually, there are many different designs of traditional costume. Some of them are used for celebrations and holidays, some – for ceremonies, some – for festivals. The main characteristics of Mexican national attire are: sun protection (that's why sombrero has such a wide brims and the clothing itself is made of natural materials), brightness (the fabric for garments is mostly colorful and heavily embroidered; a lot of colorful ribbons are used), and moderate modesty (the clothing is elegant, not shameless or vulgar at all; skirts are long, blouses are delicate; flowers are often used to beautify the costume, hairdo and headdress).

abaniko avaAlmost every traditional costume has special accessories that make it complete. They add some peculiarity and sometimes even national character to clothes. Mostly jewelry is used as national clothing accessories, but in some countries, very interesting and extraordinary objects become accessories to the traditional attire.

Kenya avaKenya doesn't really have a national dress that characterizes traditions, ethnic tastes, culture and rituals of the whole country. Mostly that's because of more than 70 ethnic communities (Kikuyu, Luo, Luhya, Kamba, Kalenjin, Masai etc.) who live in Kenya. They all have some unique traditions in clothing. Though some clothes and fabrics can be called traditional for Kenya. Let's have a look.

Iceland avaHave you ever heard about shoes made of fish skin? How many European nations do you know that still wear the ancient national costume on festivals and holidays? Icelandic people are among them. Is it interesting for you to know what material was used to make extraordinary Icelandic high headdresses? Do you want to know what Icelandic product was very famous in Europe and considered to be very qualitative? If your answer is "yes", then you must read this article.

Indonesia avaThe tradition of wedding garments is one of the oldest most and respectful for every nation. Usually, national costume of the country plays the role of the wedding garment. But it is not always so. Nevertheless traditional wedding dress shows us the mentality and temper of a certain nation. Let's have a look at 10 most popular and extraordinary traditional wedding dresses. Different colors, fabric, design, decorations, and accessories make every traditional wedding attire unique.

parade avaNational dress parades are held all around the world. Every country has its traditional clothing and shows it during national holidays, parades and celebrations. We've selected the best videos about parades of traditional clothes in different countries: Ukraine, Germany, Romania and others. These videos show us not only traditional clothes of various nations, but also national dances, singing, games and even food.