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.


Traditional clothing accessories – headpieces

Hairstyles and headdresses in Early Modern Ireland (the 1530s-1800)

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Top-10 cute and weird medieval headdresses

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Traditional headdresses of Muslim women. Do you know the difference between hijab, niqab, and burqa?

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The most popular Central Asian headdresses

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Cartwheel hat – exquisite hat fashionable at the turn of the 20th century

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Bergere hat – 18th-century straw hat worn by milkmaids and queens alike

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Medieval chaperon or hood. Interesting facts, modifications, and designs

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Secrets of Ukrainian traditional women’s headdresses used in the 18th – first half of the 20th century

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Sacred headdress of Ukrainian women since pagan times

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Ukrainian vintage headdresses. Festive and bridal wreaths

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The variety of Ukrainian women’s folk headdresses

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Hungarian women’s folk hairstyles and headdresses from child to widow

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Rare Uzbek kultapushak headdress – what is it?

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Bash turban – rare Uzbek headdress that determined financial status of a woman

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Pakistani topi cap – charming religious headdress

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Vietnamese folk bridal headdress looks like a halo or nimbus around the head

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Dutch bonnet – charming headdress of the Netherlands

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Kyrgyz traditional women’s headdresses. Elechek – remarkable multifunctional headpiece

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Peruvian montera hats – striking headdresses of women in Peru

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Peruvian Wari Empire traditional hat from the 7th-9th century. Charming museum exhibit

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Andean folk chullo hat – charming and warm accessory

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Gutrah or shemagh – Saudi traditional male headwear

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How to wear gutrah – traditional Middle Eastern men’s headscarf

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Armenian women’s headdresses. Some married women had their chin and mouth covered with kerchief

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Female headdresses in Tunisia

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How to wear Hmong traditional twisted headdress

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How pakol hat is made. The male headdress of Pakistan and Afghanistan

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Handmade kuitou – fascinating Chinese opera headdresses

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Secret knowledge behind the Native American headdress

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Caps of German women were highly decorative in the 18th-19th century

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Traditional embroidered kalfak cap – female symbol of Tatarstan

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Traditional women’s tahya headwear in Turkmenistan

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Turkmen telpek hat – lush and shaggy sheepskin hat for men

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Swedish women wore cute white linen bonnets of various designs

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Kurdish turban caps from Iraq are adorned with nice dotted patterns

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Chilean chupalla hat is used by peasants and cowboys since the 1740s

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Krysania – fancy traditional felt hat of Hutsuls in Carpathian Ukraine

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Crimean Tatar male tubeteika caps and embroidered patterns on them

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Balinese udeng – one of many Indonesian folk headpieces

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Traditional Miao / Hmong headpiece

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Cambodian traditional krama scarf – more than just headwrap or handy cloth to wipe sweat


Sri Lankan grooms in traditional embroidered velvet jackets and hats outshine their brides

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Slovenian national costume. Cool undergarments, male breeches, and intricate women’s headdresses

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Mongolian traditional outfits. Boots designed for horseback riding and extraordinary headdresses

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Kenyan traditional accessories – beaded headdresses and shoes made from rubber, leather, and wood

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Artificial cranial deformation in Congo and traditional Congolese headdresses of the same shape

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African head tie – traditional heritage piece or accessory forced by white colonizers?

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Hat collection of one young seamstress. Reconstructions of headdresses from different historical periods

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Gorgeous authentic wedding outfits complemented with modern bridal wreaths from Ukraine

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19th-century ladies wore bird hats adorned with awful stuffed birds. This led to near extinction of some wild birds

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Byzantine crowns with pendilia or temple pendants – artful jewelry or imperial symbol of power?

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18th-century hair and makeup. Horrors of this era’s makeup

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Traditional clothing accessories – hair accessories

Korean daenggi hair accessory indicated marital status of a woman

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Unique Korean traditional hair accessories

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Uzbek hair adornment for young girls with a curious name Sochpopuk

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Top-5 authentic Hungarian hairstyle traditions for unmarried girls


Hairstyles in the 1620s-1640s. Bouffons, silver hair, and hair jewelry at the nape

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Chinese traditional hairstyles and hairpieces. Samples from tombs

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Old and new ways of wearing Indian traditional hair jewelry Maang Tikka

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Traditional Indian hairdo for Bharatanatyam folk dance

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Traditional European hairstyles in the 18th century

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Victorian hair fashion. Female hairstyles in the 1870s

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Hairdos and hairstyles of Marie Antoinette. The 18th-century absurd hairstyles

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Striking African ethnic hairstyles in Beyoncé’s Brown Skin Girl 2020 music video

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