Demiseason avaUkrainian ladies of all ages traditionally wore rather curious demi-season outer garments. These bodices and jackets are used in Ukraine since the 16th-17th century and are a very important part of the local traditional attire. In public, women didn’t walk around in just an embroidered shirt, they always covered their upper body with some kind of outerwear, like kersetka, yupka, tsurkanka, bunda, keptar, and so on. It’s a pity most vintage outer garments that survived to this day are from the 19th – early 20th century. Still, they look lovely and are cutely adorned. Here are a few samples.

Venezuela folk dance avaThousands of people around the planet are involved in folk dancing – they learn how to dance either their own traditional dance or a folk dance of another country. And to perform the traditional dance, you need to look accordingly, meaning you need to wear the folk dress of this country. The costume is one of the main features of any folk dance. So, we decided to gather in this post all the info we have about folk dance outfits. Use whatever you need for your research and don’t be afraid to try folk dancing – it’s fun. We also specified whether you have permission to use the photos from these articles or not.

German cap avaIn the 18th-19th century, German ladies – both peasants and high-status women – traditionally covered their hair with various headdresses. And tight-fitting caps richly adorned with decorations were among the most popular items. These headpieces kept the hair in place, gave a woman the appropriate appearance, and looked beautiful. There were even so-called “gold caps” that were so densely embroidered with metallic threads that they shone like the sun.

Wedding attire avaHappy couples on their wedding day look even more outstanding and glorious when they’re wearing the traditional outfit of their country. As you know, wedding clothing has always been the most ornate and embellished among the traditional garbs, so they attract attention and adoration everywhere the couple goes. Let’s look at some really beautiful traditional wedding costumes from Asia, Africa, and Europe. These brides and grooms chose to wear national clothes on the day of their wedding and probably never regreted it.

Sri Lankan groom avaSri Lanka is one of the rare countries where the groom’s attire is often more eye-catching and ornate than the bride’s wedding dress. For example, Sri Lankan grooms wear exclusive velvet sets consisting of a short jacket and a 4-corner hat of unusual design, both richly adorned with gold embroidery. The symbols depicted on these garments are traditional and have a deep meaning. Sri Lankan brides are very feminine and beautiful in their sarees, but as for me, the grooms outshine them seriously, and then some.

Military avaFeel free to use the website for your reenactment projects, school papers, college courseworks, homework assignments, and various educational projects regarding the clothing traditions and culture of different countries and historical eras. To help you find the right info, we’ve gathered all our articles about military uniforms, warrior armor, weapons that are elements of traditional attire, etc. Also, we specified whether you have permission to use the photos from these articles or not.

Kalfak avaThe kalfak headdress used by Tatar women is one of the most popular women’s accessories in Tatarstan. This cap remained in use even when most ladies switched their folk outfits with modern “city clothing” in the early-mid 20th century. Traditional kalfaks became smaller but just as ornate and cute, although the shape of this hat might seem a bit unusual to strangers. And despite the Russian gradual depersonalization of invaded nations (Tatarstan was invaded by Russia in the mid-16th century), some elements of Tatar national dress, such as a kalfak cap, are still alive, barely.

Red Wedding avaThe movie costumes in the Red Wedding episode of Game of Thrones actually aren’t Emmy Award-winning, but some of them are rather cute and attractive, while others seem strange and out of place. Unfortunately, the color grading of the outfits and the lighting in the show are poor, so we often can’t enjoy the beauty of these show costumes fully. Still, let’s take a closer look at the top-10 GOT Red Wedding costumes so that we could praise or criticize each and every attire to our heart’s content.

longyi avaTraditional clothing of many Southeast Asian countries includes wrap-around skirts instead of pants and shorts. The climate here is very hot and humid, so extra airing is comfy for the body and people often use loose clothes. In Myanmar (Burma), both men and women wear a wrap-around cloth around their lower body called “longyi” (lon chee). There are various ways of draping it and, sometimes, longyi is sewn into a tube for convenience.

Byzantine jewelry avaAuthentic Byzantine jewelry items look stunning and costly – they’re usually massive gold adornments encrusted with gemstones, pearls, and enamels. And in most cases, these jewels have some reference to Christianity because Byzantine was a deeply Christian state. Byzantine jewelry is usually made in the form of necklaces and chains, earrings, finger rings (often, signets), bracelets, ornate clasps and buttons for clothing, brooches, pendants, etc. And these pieces are typically extremely intricate, created using various complicated jewelry making techniques. Like Byzantine jewelry you’ll find below.

Greenland avaA lot of people think that the folk clothing in Greenland is very simple and roughly made from animal skins only, but you’d be surprised at how colorful and richly decorated these outfits are. Skillfully-made floral embroidery, large beaded jewelry pieces and trimmings, fine silks, and, of course, various fur – all of this and more you’ll see on Greenlandic national costumes. They are more vibrant and detailed than seems possible for such a harsh, although picturesque, environment.

folklorico costume avaMexican traditional dances are called folklorico dance or ballet folklórico. They’re passionate, cheerful, and very colorful. Mexican ladies wear opulent and bright dresses with wide skirts, floral prints, ruffles, decorated with ribbons, lace, embroidery, and other embellishments. A folklorico dancing woman looks like a large splash of color moving around – so pretty and full of life. The variety of folklorico costumes is truly impressive, and every lady tries to create a unique and eye-catching attire that would suit her personality. Here is a selection of Mexican ballet folklórico dresses that caught our attention.

josta avaThis hand-woven belt is very symbolic and sacred in Latvia. From just a regional item of clothing, it turned into Latvian national symbol, and now its patterns occur on Latvian souvenirs, ceramics, T-shirts, mitts, hats, and even tattoos. There are 74 known variations of josta belt, all of them studied and preserved in Latvian National History Museum. But the most unusual and curious thing about this sash is that when Latvians pick one to buy, they close their eyes, move a hand over belts with different patterns, and try to feel the right josta (they say they know it by the feeling of warmth).

Save Ukraine avaTomorrow will be the 100th day of Russian-Ukrainian war. 100 days of fighting for freedom, 100 days of loosing people we love, 100 days of tears, fear, and anger, but also, 100 days of survival and heroic efforts to protect our land, our culture, and our honor. Are you sure you’ve personally done enough to help Ukraine defend European values and security? Because if Ukraine fails to hold back and fight down Russia, your cities will be bombed next, your houses will be destroyed next, your children will be raped and killed next. That’s for sure, even Russian government itself admits it, so make sure this global world’s enemy is stopped in Ukraine and war doesn’t get to your country.