Latvian9 avaA shawl is one of the oldest and cutest garments in world’s fashion history. Women have wrapped themselves in rectangular or triangular pieces of cloth since the ancient times and do it today as well. Traditional shawls, wraps, pelerines, stoles, blankets, and other similar garments are truly handy and beautiful. Elaborate decorations on such traditional items often impress even the most discerning eye. And in some cultures, a shawl or blanket is an essential part of their folk clothing tradition.

HOD hits avaHouse of the Dragon, Season 1 has come and gone but this is the time when we can analyze the movie costumes of the entire season as a whole. Costume designer Jany Temime said that for Season 1, she created 2,000 costumes for the background players and 300 or more for the principal characters. With that amount of costumes, there are certainly going to be some hits and misses. This post is dedicated to the hits, the best stage costumes of the series. And in our next articles, we’ll also talk about the misses.

Ukrainian peasant clothing avaThese photos were made in the early 1910s in central Ukraine (Poltava region) by the photographer Anatoliy Pavlovych who was tortured and murdered in a Soviet NKVD special camp in the 1930s. His photo equipment was among the most high-tech and high-quality in Ukraine at the time. And he wanted to preserve the real look of Ukrainian traditional clothing until people still used these outfits daily. Some of the garments you see in his photos can be found nowhere else – even in museums and other old pictures. So, enjoy these historical photographs.

Tunisian man avaThis traditional cloak originates from Berber outerwear, so it can be found not only in Algeria but also in Morocco, Palestine (although, it’s a women’s cloak in Palestine, with a hood but made in a different design), Tunisia, and other North African countries. In Algeria and Morocco, it’s a male garment and it looks charming, especially a white burnous adorned with embroidery and worn for ceremonial occasions.

Native American avaThe national outfits of Native American Indians are famous worldwide for their striking beading, skillful leathercraft, and spectacular feather warbonnets. Authentic centuries-old Native American clothing can be found mostly in museums and private collections, but if you’re a folk costume lover, you can make or order a modern Native American attire that will look as outstanding as those original outfits. We’ve gathered for you examples of artful modern Native American folk costumes. Although, not always they are actually accurate.

Clogs avaIn the Netherlands, there are 14 provinces and each of them has its own style of national attire, its own traditional accessories, etc. But despite certain features and items of clothing unique for a certain region, there are some general characteristics typical for all Dutch traditional costumes. In this post, we won’t talk about the differences between these regional outfits, rather we’ll look at the common features.

Lace2 avaA collar is one of those fashionable clothing accessories that change their design rapidly and dramatically due to a certain trend, historical period, or even someone’s whim. Studying various styles of collars popular throughout the last few centuries is fascinating. That’s why we’ve gathered all our articles about this lovely accessory 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.

Bangladesh avaEvery traditional dress culture has its secrets and staggering facts. And that’s so interesting to explore these most unique and telling things about certain national costume! Much more so than to just learn what garments are traditional, how they’re called, and how to wear them properly. So, let’s look at the most surprising and probably even shocking for somebody facts about Bangladeshi clothing culture and traditional attire.

Hedebopige avaThe style and design of the traditional clothes in Denmark usually date back to 1750-1900 (some even say 1750-1850). This is the period when Danish national attire was formed. People made their garments at home by themselves or ordered from artisans specializing in certain clothing/accessories, so the techniques and skills were passed down through the generations. Of course, fashion influenced the style of outfits worn by men, women, and children, bringing changes and novelties, but the main features remained.

Bonnet avaDuring the Napoleonic Wars period (1803-1815), European and American ladies used a variety of elaborate headdresses, but among the most interesting accessories were the chip bonnets – hats made from wood! Sometimes, the chip framework was covered with silk or left as it was. 19Th-century hat-makers truly knew how to use natural materials in their work – headpieces artfully created from wood chips were as common as straw and canvas hats.

Gutrah headscarf avaVarious scarves and headscarves are very popular contemporary and traditional clothing accessories. They’re more common than you would think. So, we decided to create this post to summarize what we’ve published about such folk accessories. You’re welcome to use this info to write a college essay, coursework, homework assignment, research paper, or any other educational project. Also, we specified whether you have permission to use the photos from each article or not.

Tribal avaTribal outfits are among the oldest styles of clothes existing. In some countries around the planet, they’re long forgotten, but in others, they’re still in use by the local people. Such garments and accessories are practically always made from natural materials, like it was typical centuries ago – grass, shells, feathers, local plant fibers, wood, bone, etc. And often, tribal clothing is accompanied by symbolic tribal tattoos. Even when they have few clothes on, these people know how to adorn themselves and how to honor the memory of their ancestors.

Plisnensk avaIn museums, we don’t usually see textiles dating back to the Middle Ages, so it’s always great when accurate and high-quality reconstructions of medieval clothing are made and shown to the public. And these replicas of Kyivan Rus’ male and female outfits we offer you in this article are just that. They’re created by museum experts and historical reenactors and based on archaeological excavations of old burial mounds. Join us in watching lovely videos about typical early medieval men’s and women’s clothes.

Angola avaPeople in Angola, especially men, usually wear contemporary Western-style clothes today. But some traditional garments are still in use, although mostly in rural areas or for special occasions. One of the last national garments that can be seen in the streets of Angola on a daily basis is a pano, an African batik dress. And even this item had to modernize and Westernize a little to be still popular among Angolan women in the 21st century. Curiously, at the same time, some Angolan tribes traditionally continue dressing in animal skins or not wearing any clothes at all.