Shoes set avaThis wonderful shoes set is from the 1820s-30s and is a very rare item that survived till our time and is stored in a museum. Some American lady wore this set consisting of matching leather ankle boots and leather pattens to protect her feet from sharp stones on unpaved paths. This footwear isn’t actually very pretty, they look rather crude, simple, and somewhat strangely shaped, but they were real salvation for women in the 19th century.

Choga avaThe traditional culture of Turkmenistan is especially famous for its crafts – weaving and carpet making. A lot of Turkmen folk garments are typically hand-woven from wool, as Turkmenistan is a country of cattle breeders. Wool has always been available and cheap, besides, it’s warm and comfy to wear, so the locals used both everyday and festive woolen clothing. And one of the most ornate traditional Turkmen garments is a coat called “choga”.

Spadok8 avaChernihiv region of Ukraine is one of the oldest and most historically and culturally rich areas in the country. The local traditional attire takes roots from Kyivan Rus’ and has a lot of common features with the apparel of Kyivan Rus’. Sadly, in Russian-Ukrainian war, museums, historical sites, and storages with valuable cultural artifacts are destroyed en masse. The world is loosing masterpieces that form Ukrainian traditional culture. Here is a video with just one folk costume that will show you what Chernihiv clothing culture looks like.

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daenggi avaMany folk cultures around the planet have some traditional ways of showing the marital status of a man or a woman. In the past, people not always wore wedding rings and it was sometimes hard to understand if a person you liked from first sight was available. Korean females used a red ribbon tied to a long braid of hair to indicate that they were single and ready to get married.

South America avaFolk dancers, singers, and musicians usually wear bright and eye-catching folk outfits, although they’re not always accurate traditional garments or replicas. Often, these are stylized outfits, with more or fewer ethnic motifs and features. Some folk dancers’ costumes look very beautiful and are real works of art. We’ve gathered for you a variety of wonderful folk outfits from Europe, Asia, and America. They can tell you a lot about the traditional culture of different countries.

German Renaissance avaWriting school and college papers, courseworks, and homework assignments require just the right info on the subject. And if you’re researching the topic of 16th-century fashion, is the place for you. In this post, you’ll find all of our articles in one place about male and female clothes from the 1500s, aristocratic wear, period-accurate military uniforms, 16th-century hairstyles, and a variety of other topics. Also, we specified whether you have permission to use the photos from each article. Good luck with your educational projects.

Witcher2 avaA lot of people were looking forward to the second season of The Witcher TV series, and this winter, we finely got to watch it. But while the plot twists of the story are exciting and spectacular, we can’t say the same about the movie costumes. Yes, most of them are decent, but there are so many flaws and strange choices in wigs, trimmings, and accessories. Anyway, let’s analyze the show costumes of The Witcher: Season 2 and see what characters got different looks, which outfits were more flattering and which less, and what obvious mistakes the wardrobe team made.

pattens avaThe outdoor overshoes called “patterns” were a wonderful invention. They were popular throughout the Middle Ages, Early Modern era, and even up to the beginning of the 1900s. These functional accessories allowed women of different social classes and professions to walk along dirty unpaved streets in the cities, wet floors, and cold ground. Pattens were not always easy to walk in but the alternative was even worse – to be ankle-deep in mud, sewer, or water, so if I were them, I wouldn’t complain.

Patchwork avaThe craft of patchwork is typical and rather widespread in America and Asia. The Turkic peoples, Native Americans, and Pakistanis are among the most skilled patchwork artisans, and this tradition goes back for centuries. Although, patchwork wasn’t always art – 19th-century women were often forced to use this technique to turn worn clothes into quilts, blankets, and other household textiles. At the same time, the art of patchwork is only emerging in Ukraine these days. And here’s what it looks like.

Saudi Arabia avaA lot of parents teach their children about their national clothing. And one of the best ways to do that is to dress your kids in folk costumes so that they knew the feeling and the look. The traditional outfits, especially high-quality and accurately made, are wonderful, but folk clothes for babies, toddlers, and older kids are genuinely adorable. If you don’t believe us, just look at these happy children dressed in modern replicas of their traditional apparel.

Cuban woman avaThe outfit that is considered a Cuban national attire today originates from the 19th century and is a lovely mix of European and African fashion with a combination of slave, carnival, and gypsy features. Sure, before the 1800s and the arrival of white and black people to this land, Cuba was populated by the local aboriginal tribes who had their own folk dress styles and clothing traditions. But today, those native outfits are almost forgotten and aren’t used in daily life, unlike the more recent 19th-century traditional garments that gained the status of Cuban folk costumes. So, we’ll mostly talk about these outfits in this post.

Spadok7 avaTraditionally, Slavic maidens wore their hair uncovered until marriage and after the wedding, always used a kerchief, wimple, or another headdress. No married woman should have been seen by people outside of her closest family without some kind of head covering. Today, this tradition is long in the past. But we’d like to show you a lovely video of a married lady from Eastern Ukraine dressing in traditional costume step by step. She is proudly wearing the accessories indicating her marital status.