A ZTraditional pieces of the male and female national costumes in Hungary: bocskor, bikla, bunda, cifraszűr, csepesz, daróc, dolman, full gatya, gatya, guba, gyűszű, hárászkendő, harisnya, kis bunda, kodmon, kuchma, kuzsók, mellrevaló, mente, pacsa, palást, párta, pendely, pille, rokolya, suba, szűr, and tüsző.

Doll avaVarious Japanese dolls are an important part of the everyday life and culture of Japan. Many of them have a symbolic meaning or depict the local fashion and style, regional peculiarities, and the sophisticated traditional taste in clothes. The craftsmen who make the Japanese dolls try to be accurate and precise in every detail of a dress, a hairdo, and accessories. So, we can use these dolls to learn more about the folk outfit of Japan and the clothing traditions of this country.

necklace avaThe national costume of Ukraine always includes a necklace. In old days, the rings, earrings, or bracelets were traditionally less common. But a necklace was a must-have and an integral part of any attire – festive or daily dress. It served not only as an embellishment but also as a protection amulet and a mean to show the status and financial capability of the wearer. The Ukrainian tradition of using various necklaces is rich and exciting.

Palestine4 avaMany countries of the world use embroidery among their main crafts. Since ancient times, embroidery patterns have been a way of communication between people, a mean of keeping and transferring the knowledge, and a believed protection against negative influences, rather than just a simple decorating technique. A lot of people are certain that only the most richly embellished garments made from expensive fabrics can be beautiful and exquisite. We’d like to prove them wrong. In the article below, we’ll show you that even simple patterns, small amounts of embroidery, and usual natural fabrics can be gorgeous if the craftswoman treats her craft with enough imagination and creativity.

A ZTraditional pieces of the male and female national costumes in Mexico: baja jacket, caites, charros, charro suit, china poblana, chincuete, cowboy boots, enagua, enredo, faja, guayabero, huaraches, huipil, mecapal, moral, pointy boots, poncho, posahuanco, rebozo, refajo, sarape, sombrero, tzute, quechquémitl.

Weaving avaTraditional weaving is an extremely important craft for Peru. The locals have been using woven garments and household items for thousands of years by now. And there’s even more to it. The native language of Andean people is Quechua, and originally it was an oral language, so Andeans needed some instrument to save and pass the stories, local history, and their thoughts and ideas to the next generations of just other communities. The woven textiles became a mean of communication between people and recording the knowledge.

Nepali costume avaNepal is a multicultural and multiethnic country because it was formed in the 18th century from several small kingdoms: Mustang, Madhesh, Videha (Mithila), and Limbuwan. Each of the ethnic groups – and there are more than a 100 of them in Nepal – has its own clothing traditions, folk costume and accessories, traditional jewelry pieces, and etc. The more interesting it is to learn about the traditional clothing of Nepal. Though, in this article, we’ll only tell you about the main garments included to the national costume of Nepal.

A ZTraditional pieces of the male and female national costumes in Lebanon: abaya, abba, agal, gambaz, jubbe, kabkab, kaffia, kubran, labbade, libas, mandeal, sherwal, tantur, tarboush, and taqiah.

Slovenian couple avaThe national costume of Slovenia looks pretty European. Locals call it “Narodna noša”. It was established and unified in the 19th century. Until then, there were many regional Slovenian costumes with their unique features. Some areas used their folk clothing until the World War II. But nevertheless, today, Gorenjska (Upper Carniola) folk costume is considered the national dress of Slovenia. And Slovenians around the whole country use it.

Ghanaian couple avaThe traditional costumes of Ghana are not just beautiful. The culture of this country and its ancient heritage influence the folk clothing much. That’s why the designs, fabrics, and patterns aren’t random. They are used by Ghanaians for a long period of time, and therefore, they carry the old knowledge and tradition. At the same time, the national outfit of Ghana looks so bright and festive that it brightens the mood of everyone around.

A ZTraditional pieces of the male and female national costumes in Malaysia: baju batik, batik, baju kebarung, baju kebaya, baju kurung, baju kurung kedah, baju melayu, ikat, kain, kemban, sampin, sarong, selendang, songket, songkok, tanjak, tengkolok, tudung.

bunad couple avaThe national costume of Norway is called “bunad”. It is a must-have for the natives, especially for women. But as for me, even if it wasn’t for the honor of old traditions, Norwegians should wear bunads just for their beauty. These costumes are real masterpieces, both modern and vintage ones. If to talk about the prettiest items of the outfit, they are definitely the silver jewels.

Jamaican costume avaJamaican folk costumes are very bright, multicolored, organic, and breathy. Traditionally, they were made from locally produced handmade calico fabric. The pattern on the fabric was red&white plaid. An interesting piece of the Jamaican female folk dress is a headgear called “bandana”. It is connected to Asian traditions. Do you want to learn how and why? Read the article below.

A ZTraditional pieces of the male and female national costumes in Czechia: baborák, blata plena, brslenky, bunda, caftan, cervenice, fěrtoch, honzík, lajblík, jelitko, oplicko, podstok, praštenky, rukávce, šněrovačka, uvodnice, velický, vinek, výkladek, and živůtek.