My target is to introduce folkloric costumes and clothings from all over the world. So far I have been to many places in the world and collected information about the clothing in that place. All information from you are also welcome.
Folk costume expresses an identity through clothing which usually relates to a geographic area or a period of time in history, but can also indicate social, marital and/or religious status.
Such costumes often come in two forms: one for everyday occasions, the other for festivals and formal wear.
Following the outbreak of romantic nationalism, the peasantry of Europe came to serve as models for all that appeared genuine and desirable. Their dress crystallised into so-called “typical” forms, and enthusiasts adopted it as part of their symbolism.
In areas where contemporary Western fashions have become usual, traditional garments are often worn in connection with special events and celebrations, particularly those connected with cultural traditions, heritage, or pride.
In modern times there are instances where traditional garments are required by law, as in Bhutan, where the traditional Tibetan-style clothing of gho and kera for men, kira and toego for women, must be worn by all citizens—even those not of Tibetan heritage; or in Saudi Arabia, where women are required to wear the abaya in public.
The costumes that will be introduced are from those regions:
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