Folk bags avaDuring all of human history, people used various bags to carry goods – handbags, shoulder bags, purses, pouches, backpacks, satchels, and so on. These accessories are among the most useful and indispensable items. So, their designs, sizes, and styles changed throughout the ages, but some kind of bag remained in every culture and historical period. We’ve gathered all our articles about these cute accessories so that you could use them for your research paper, college essay, homework assignment, coursework, or any other educational project. Also, we specified whether you have permission to use the photos from each post.

Lengberg Castle bikini avaIn 2008, we witnessed a scandalous costume sensation – archaeologists found a medieval bikini set consisting of a bra and small panties in Austrian Lengberg Castle. This led to many speculations about medieval ladies wearing bras and panties (when before this find, it was considered that women didn’t use any drawers at all in the Middle Ages). But fashion historians and people who study medieval clothes have a totally different explanation of the Lengberg Castle bikini. It appears that this story is a fake – the find is real but the meaning behind it is something different altogether.

doublet avaThis men’s garment that was extremely popular for over 300 years – from the 14th to mid-17th century – can be considered one of the most curious and fashionable pieces of clothing for men of the time. It’s interesting that the simplest stitched and quilted lining transformed into a really stylish jacket adorned with ribbons, buckles, fur trimming, lace, pinks, prints on the fabric, embroidery, and many more decorations. A protective doublet worn by medieval warriors to prevent bruising after battles became a trendy garb for the aristocracy and even royalty.

Hutsul cheres2 avaA belt, waistband, or sash might seem a minor accessory but in truth, it’s a rather important item of the traditional or historical attire. It adds the silhouette a finishing touch and keeps the garments for the lower body in place. In case you need the information about folk, military, historical, or tribal belts for your college essay, coursework, homework assignment, research paper, and other educational projects, we’ve gathered all our posts on this topic here. Also, we specified whether you have permission to use the photos from each article.

Indian men avaIndian traditional women’s attire gets so much attention – all those beautiful sarees, shararas, lehengas, etc. At the same time, the folk clothing of Indian men is less famous. We sincerely think that’s not fare)). Indian male national costumes are gorgeous – bright, colorful, stylish, comfortable to wear, and include plenty of accessories and jewelry. They’re worth talking about. So, we’ve gathered for you a nice variety of men’s traditional outfits for different occasions – from daily wear to folklore costumes to wedding clothing to status outfits.

suea pat2 avaThe Laotian women’s attire is lovely and feminine. The most interesting thing about it is probably the hairdo and hair accessories, but we’ll get to this topic in future paragraphs. In this post, let’s take a look at the traditional shirt worn by Lao ladies. It is called a “suea pat” or “suea pai”, has a rather distinctive Asian design, and is used today as ceremonial wear. By the way, you can tell the ethnic origin of a woman by her suea pat, if it’s tailored properly, of course.

Headdresses avaThere is probably no ethnic group that doesn’t have a tradition to wear headpieces with their national clothing. Not one. Different headgear and hair accessories were used by people throughout all our history. And it’s fun and useful to study these folk clothing accessories. So, in case you’re writing a college essay, research paper, coursework, homework assignment, or any other educational project and need info about traditional and historical headdresses, here you are plenty of our materials on this subject.

Banyan avaAt all times, people loved to wear something comfy and casual at home, when only their family was around. And in the 18th century, they usually dressed very formally, in complicated multilayered clothing both in daily life and for special occasions. So, 18th-century ladies and gentlemen needed something much more comfortable for home use so that they could relax and rest from all those formal outfits. And if women had a large variety of such garments, men weren’t as lucky. Thus, this particular item of clothes – a banyan – was a real find.

Luke and Agaphia avaA lot of people these days study their family trees and research ancestors. It’s fascinating how much we can find out about ourselves by learning our roots. But do you know what is even more exciting? To share our finds with other people. And this is exactly what we’re offering you to do. Take part in a new project Your Wedding Story of our partner website Weddingsallovertheworld.com. Send them your own marriage story or a love story of your ancestors and you will see it published for the world to see.

Boots avaThere are various folk clothing accessories used by people around the world, and shoes are among the most popular items. Footwear exists for millennia. And the variety of shoe designs, shapes, sizes, materials, and decorations is huge. Every ethnic group creates traditional footwear that differs from other pieces all around the planet, so just by a single small item, you can sometimes say for sure where the whole costume is from. We’ve gathered here the links to all our posts regarding traditional footwear so that you could use them in your school papers and college projects.

Panama avaThe traditional dress of Panama looks very ornate and beautiful. It is made in the same style as other Latin American folk outfits but looks somewhat more delicate because of the amount of white fabric and lace. Usually, the dress is white with colorful prints. Also, the head adornments add sophistication to the look. This traditional attire was formed by a mix of several cultures, as Panama historically was a boiling pot of cultures and traditions from different continents.

Renaissance wedding avaIn the Renaissance era, a wedding was the only time when a woman was truly seen by society. Not veiled or cloaked, not modestly covering behind her clothing but showing off her beauty and wealth. Especially if she was a noblewoman. Dressed in glorious wedding attire tailored according to the latest fashion trends and from innovative materials, adorned with costly jewelry, holding fancy bridal accessories, a Renaissance bride would ride her white horse through the city streets from her father’s house to her new husband’s. And the whole city would watch her with awe and notice every detail of her attire.

canadian moccasins avaThe traditional Native American footwear looks breathtaking – colorful, ornate, and dramatic. For the most part, it’s made from leather and decorated with beading, embroidery, quillwork, and other folk craft techniques. Such shoes, called “moccasins”, are so very comfy. They look a bit unusual for a modern eye but charming and are perfect for walking and creeping (which is important for hunting). Here are 4 lovely vintage pairs of moccasins from Canadian Native American tribes. Their design is very similar but each looks unique and is embellished exceptionally.

sochpopuk avaUzbek maidens and little girls are known worldwide for their traditional hairdo with multiple braids. Such braids are very handy when you’re doing chores and they keep your hair cleaner and tidier than wearing it loose. Plus, mothers don’t have to style their daughters’ hair every morning, which requires a lot of time. But this hairdo might seem a bit too simple and plain for a special occasion, so Uzbek young women add a cute and festive-looking hair accessory called “sochpopuk”. What is it?