Scythian headdress avaThe Scythians is a large group of nomadic tribes which lived in Eurasian steppes in the 9th-1st century B.C. Their main living area was situated on the territory of modern Ukraine. These tribes were very militant and rich. They are widely known for their extensive use of gold in clothing and jewelry. The Scythians buried the dead with plenty of gold jewelry, household items, and other treasures. Modern archeologists have found Scythian burial mounds and put the finds in museums. In this article, you can see the photos of some Scythian traditional clothing and jewelry.

Bulgarian avaBulgaria is an interesting Balkan country. Historically Bulgarians are ancestors of Turkic-Tartar tribes mixed with Slavonic tribes. That's why the culture of this country has the features of Islamic Turkish world and a distinctive Slavic world. The same we can say about the traditional costumes of Bulgaria and its clothing traditions. Today the folk outfit of Bulgaria is a mix of ancient and modern pieces of clothing, Ottoman and Slavic garments, general and regional features. And this mix of opposite cultures and tastes is awesome.

vintage-clothing avaTunisian vintage clothing is precious, not only because of all those gold (embroidery with golden threads, gold embellishments, etc.) but because of its historical value as well. In museums and private collections, we can find unique and unimaginable samples of the traditional outfit of Tunisia. They show us the wealth of Tunisian people and the skillfulness of local craftsmen. Here you are several pieces of vintage women's costumes. Some of them are familiar to our readers, and others may be a surprise.

Indonesia wedding avaIndonesia is one of the most heavily populated Asian countries. More than 200 millions of people and over 300 different ethnic groups live in this country. That's why the traditions and folklore of Indonesia are diverse and unique. It is an island country which also influences the culture and customs of its citizens. Many traditional Indonesian costumes are originally the folk clothing of Java and Bali. Though, every ethnic group and minority in this country has its own clothing traditions, methods of making their national costumes, and tastes in adornments.

Kolomyia avaThe Carpathian regions of Ukraine are famous for their traditional crafts and clothing. Nowhere else in Ukraine will you find as richly embellished and outstanding outfits as the clothing used by Ukrainian Hutsuls. These highlanders are very proud, skillful, and hardworking people. And all of that is reflected in their traditional costumes. Some pieces of clothing are used only in Carpathian regions and are really unique. If you haven't seen Hutsul folk costumes, you can't have the full picture of Ukrainian heritage in the art of traditional dressing.

loom avaA loom is a machine used to weave cloth. Weaving is one of the oldest crafts in the world. Hundreds of years ago people used to make all their clothes at home. They grew special plants and animals, made yarn, wove cloth and sewed clothing. Nowadays almost all kinds of fabric are made industrially. But even today some people continue their grandmother's work and weave cloth with a help of small wooden looms. It is really interesting to compare several different looms. They may have diverse construction and elements, but their principles of work are mostly the same.

Embroidering avaTunisians are among the best in the world in creating distinctive signs of their origin. It's not only the design of a veil or dress for women and jebba for men – it's the whole image: clothing, make-up, hair-do, shoes, headdress, jewelry, and accessories. To emphasize their identity, Tunisian people need such clothing crafts as weaving and embroidering. Local craftsmen have achieved excellence in making the most exquisite and high-quality clothing. That's why Tunisians still use the traditional costumes in day-to-day life.

colombian-couple avaThe traditional clothing of Colombia is very diverse, bright, and eccentric. It is also considered to be iconic for the whole Latin America. Besides, locals keep their clothing traditions and wear folk dresses in day-to-day life. And it shouldn't surprise you – Colombian traditional costumes are made from the natural materials; they are colorful, light, beautiful, and comfy.

Womens-festive-clothing avaUkrainian traditional clothing of the end of the 19th century – the early 20th century still had a lot of features historically typical for this country. Women used embroidered garments, bonnet-like headdresses, colorful pieces of clothes, woven items, and richly decorated outerwear and bags. Today most of such vintage outfits belong to museums and private collectors. The costumes we'd like to show you right now belong to the large collection of the National Museum of the History of Ukraine.

Lebanese-coupleModern Lebanon is a very fashionable country, one of the most stylish in the whole Arab world. But the majority of Lebanese wear western-style clothing today, instead of their own traditional outfits. The national costumes of Lebanon are still worn in the rural areas where traditions are kept more thoroughly. But clothing traditions of this country are as diverse as the ethnic composition of Lebanon. During its history, the country was under the rule of Roman, Persian, Greek, Arab, Ottoman Empires, and also France recently. Each of them left a trace in the life and traditions of Lebanon. And it makes Lebanese traditional costume all the more interesting.

Traditional-female-costumes avaPeople in different regions of Tunisia often wear radically different outfits. Especially if to talk about women. Traditional clothing typical for some Tunisian cities include long multilayered dresses with intricate headgears, in other cases baggy trousers, short tops and jackets are used, and sometimes traditional Tunisian garments are pretty similar to those worn in European countries today. Here are some photos that illustrate the diversity of vintage outfits used in different regions of Tunisia.

Saami-reindeer-boots avaEvery part of the national costume of any country was created according to the traditions, beliefs, and environmental conditions. And shoes aren't an exception. In fact, they are often the most demonstrative piece of a traditional outfit. There are plenty of extraordinary and even odd shoes that are being used by millions of people for centuries, no matter how inconvenient and strange such footwear can be. We chose for you 10 most unique and offbeat traditional shoes in the world.

Ancient-clothes avaLet us present you the collection of the traditional costumes of European and Asian countries (the 9th-10th century). There are photos of the traditional clothing of Kievan Rus' (with the center in Kyiv, Ukraine), Sweden, Denmark, Russia, and Hungary. All of these outfits are reconstructions, though they are very accurate and archaeologically confirmed. There are costumes of nobility, warriors, and peasants among the samples. The clothing, shoes, jewelry, and other accessories are handmade; clothes is hand-dyed.

female-costume avaThese photos represent the traditional costumes of Ukraine used at the end of the 19th – beginning of the 20th century. All the costumes today belong to the private collections of Vira Matkovska and Olena Didyk. The outfits are shown to the public pretty seldom. The main features of garments used during this specified period of time are bright colors, dense embroidery, beautiful and colorful headdresses, and a small amount of jewelry.