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.

Gloves avaPeople in colder climates used some kind of hand covering for millennia – gloves, mittens, longish sleeves, etc. These accessories were and still are today extremely helpful in keeping the hands warm. In the early modern and late modern periods of human history, gloves, mitts, and muffs turned into fashion accessories rather than functional items of clothes. It became an appropriate habit to cover your hands in public. If you’d like to find out more about mittens, gloves, and muffs as folk clothing accessories, here is a string of articles on this topic. You’re free to use them for your educational projects.

Ajrak shawl avaThe tradition of block printing on fabric exists in Pakistan for 5,000 years. Such traditional garments as an ajrak shawl decorated with unimaginably beautiful patterns are one of the symbols of Pakistani clothing culture. Of course, modern Pakistanis prefer to wear contemporary clothes in daily life, cheap and easily industrially made. Although, there are still manufacturers in this country who produce handmade ajrak shawls and other garments embellished with block-printed traditional designs. How do they do it? Let’s find out.

charro suit avaThis outfit is famous worldwide and is a symbol of Mexican culture known to almost everybody. You can see it in Mexico fairly often – in the streets, at folk performances, festivals, on musicians playing in restaurants, etc. And by the way, this costume is typically recognized as Mexican men’s folk attire, but actually, there is a women’s charro outfit as well. So, what’s so special about a charro suit or traje de charro?

Fan avaIn some countries around the world (for example, Japan, Korea, China, etc), a hand fan is one of the most important traditional clothing accessories. Also, fans, parasols, and umbrellas are often used as folk dance accessories. So, we’ve decided to help you with any research papers, college essays, homework assignments, courseworks, and other educational projects on the topic of folk clothing accessories. Here are all our posts regarding these items. And we specified whether you have permission to use the photos from each post.

Quattrocento avaItalian ladies in the 15th – early 16th century often wore rather curious and comfy dresses called gamurra (camora, zupa, etc – there were many names for this garment in different regions of Italy) and giornea. The most interesting feature of a gamurra is its detachable sleeves and of a giornea – its split sides with the bottom dress peeking from underneath. These dresses are the trademark of the Quattrocento period in European fashion history.

national Ukraine avaOn October 10, 2022, Ukraine was under massive missile attack from Russia. Russians fired over 80 rockets during only 1 day. Every deoccupied piece of Ukrainian land shows the results of awful barbarities and unimaginable cruelty from Russian soldiers toward the local civilians. We often hear the phrase, “Russians want to wipe out Ukrainian culture”. But what does “Ukrainian culture” actually mean? What will the world lose if Russia succeeds? This wonderful video will help you understand a bit more the Ukrainian traditional fashion and folk clothing and Ukraine’s input into world culture.

Japanese kimono avaMany modern national costumes around the planet look less interesting than the authentic outfits worn hundreds of years ago. Often, the colors are too bright, the needlework is machine-made, and the adornments are from the mass market, as opposed to unique handmade items used by our ancestors. But all this doesn’t apply to the Japanese traditional kimono. These folk garments always look charming and sophisticated, both vintage and modern kimonos and obi belts. To prove this opinion, we offer you several gorgeous photos of contemporary Japanese folk outfits captured on camera in the modern-day streets of Japan.

Dune avaSuch epic movies as Dune always grab your attention. And with this particular film, you can compare the one released in 1984 and a recent version from 2021. It can be particularly interesting to compare the show costumes in these two movies. This time, it’s House Atreides military uniforms we’d like to talk about. By the way, they’re similar not only to Dune 1984 costumes but also to Star Trek and Star Wars uniforms.

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.