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More Maio cultural dress!
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Rastafarian dress from Jamaica
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Some Pol pride
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Naga women from the State of Nagaland in North East India
also fun fact the state of Nagaland is 90% Christian of which 75% are Baptist making Nagaland both more Christian and more Baptist than any US state.
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The silhouette of hanboks is gorgeous, I wish this sort of form was more popular in the west tbh - it looks very graceful and comfortable
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Kosmach wedding, Ukraine
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A Lak family in Dagestan, 1979
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Don’t know about how comfortable it is because there’s god knows how many layers but it sure looks warm
More hanbok for you
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I’m not sure what they’re called but Indian bridal gowns are gorgeous
Christian missionaries be everywhere.
Official language is apparently English too lol.
Had no idea about this, thanks!
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I think it differs by region and style?
I think a 3 piece is called lehenga.
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Move over, flower crown insta thots
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Yoruba wedding attire
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Russian wedding attire
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I love this so much. Little piece of trivia: the intro of Xena the Warrior Princess is based on similar bulgarian polyphony.
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Tibetan marriage. I love the hair decorations on the woman's head here, they're so cute.
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Another Tibetan wedding photo.
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Its quite an Interesting history
North East India was historically Isolated from the other Asian kingdoms thanks to the dense forests so they were much less advanced and were mostly pagan head hunters
they were colonized by the British like the rest of South Asia
In the 19th century a group of American baptist missionary's come to spread the word of Jesus in India
they had great success in Nagaland partly due to the fact that unlike Islam and Hinduism the tribal beliefs that Naga people followed weren't that big they didn't have a grand holy book and their religion wasn't spread in the billions so it was pretty easy to convert them
ironically the state with the highest amount of baptists in India has the lowest rape % of any India state and the rapes that did occur were conducted by Indian Army men who were stationed their
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Efik wedding headdress
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I just really fucking love Efik headdresses
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Nice thread. Here's some Javanese wedding attire.
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>looks comfortable as fuck
>looks like a dress, but has pants
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Thank you for this thread OP, it's great !
Pic related is a costume used in voodoo ceremonies in Benin.
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And this is a Mongolian shaman. I find it interesting how such different cultures get similar ideas for the garb of their religious figures, they both hide the face (so they can channel the dead) and have a very large, imposing silhouette.
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Huron peoples traditional dress. I don't know much about the Nation, but this photo was taken at an international Pow Wow
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This one is from a Breton wedding. Also, the costume differ a bit depending where you're from exaclty in Britanny.
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Tang Dynasty recreation!
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Googled and found some more.
This is specifically from Fouesnant, Finistère
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Georgian man in a chokha
Absolutely beautiful. I've always been a fan of Georgian traditional clothing but this image and this clothing in particular is perfection.
He has this assassin vibe, the dark eyes that are emitting wisdom, looking into the distance with stoicism. I love his silver beard that contrasts the blackness of the robes.
Then you have this noble creature called falcon that adds to the royal mysticism.
I just want to move to Georgia.
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Nomadic Mongolian hawker.
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Wodaabe guy that inspired this thread, from cute boys thread
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Other boy from the same tribe.
Googled them and wikipedia says this about the celebration they do this makeup for:
>At the end of the rainy season in September, Wodaabe clans gather in several traditional locations. (…) Here the young Wodaabe men, with elaborate make-up, feathers and other adornments, perform the Yaake: dances and songs to impress marriageable women. The male beauty ideal of the Wodaabe stresses tallness, white eyes and teeth; the men will often roll their eyes and show their teeth to emphasize these characteristics. Wodaabe clans then join for the remainder of the week-long Gerewol: a series of barters over marriage and contests where the young men's beauty and skills are judged by young women.
Sounds really comfy tbh. I wish my culture had men show off their beauty and skill to impress women.
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They have impressive head gear in northern India.
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Main Ní Tuathail, a 14 year old girl from the Claddagh wearing traditional Claddagh dress. Galway, Ireland, 26th May 1913.
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More from this series.
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I think this man is Huron but not entirely sure.
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There's an interesting documentary about the wodaabe tribe here, the festival where the men shows off begins about 35
From the documentary it seems the women are only able to pick men freely during that annual ritual event, and it's expected for them to act demure. This documentary also follows a couple where the wife doesn't want her husband to go off to the festival to meet other women, but he does it anyway.
There is a really cute older couple where the husband clearly loves his wife and children and stays home for them though. Also interesting is that battery acid is used as black lipstick in this. >>27060
You're right on the money anon! Mongolian traditional attire like pic related was a big inspiration for Amadala's design.
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Kalash people who are a mostly pagan ethnic group from northern Pakistan.
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They could teach western guys into makeup a thing or two.
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Wedding attire, northern Afghanistan
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More Afghani wedding attire
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Buryat shaman, Siberia
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i love sami attire, it looks so comfy
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i really wish these were more normalized to wear in russia. most russian people think they're ugly…
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Aztec Dancer, Mexico
This isn't entirely traditional. They are modern recreations of past attire. Given that its part of a continuing tradition I think its fair to add to the thread
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Robert Silent Thunder, Tsa'lagi / Anai Nation
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(i love the Caribbean imo)
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idk if dead cultures count, but I love roman fashion
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Sardinian folk dresses! I totally recommend looking at sardinian carnival's costumes, they're marvelous
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Sage because same anon as above, I can't help but suggest Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson. It is pricey, but there are plenty of gorgeous photography and traditional dresses
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Reproduction of a viking era Latgallian (Baltic) dress from southwestern Estonia or Latvia.
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They used huge amount of bronze wire coils for the decorations.
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Also some viking ladies.
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Examples from viking era male clothing.
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Bride in Norwegian traditional dress and bridal crown from a wedding in the 1900's.
Bridal crowns are kinda cool. I wish they went back into style lol
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Painting from 1858.
Scanned copy of the book is here, for anyone interested: https://www.nb.no/items/URN:NBN:no-nb_digibok_2007101713001?page=35
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folk outfits are still made in Latvia, mostly for folk dancing troupes or choirs or if you are hella patriotic and like getting married or something. obviously, many changes have happened throughout history and you probably couldn't pin most outfits made nowadays precisely on a time period or place but some are still cute imo. like these fits from Alsunga.>>27860
to my understanding they indeed were used like that, and still are? my grandpa used to do folk dancing and he has a little chest with all of his saktas, couldn't figure out for the life of me how they worked as a child haha
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i'm personally really into knitting and i find knitted mittens to be the more interesting part of latvian folk heritage if you could call it that. there are many traditional patterns, most made from primary signs, each having some sort of meaning, so you can either adhere to the existing patterns or create your own with a certain idea in mind (which i find terribly romantic, yes)
so pretty! i love the bright colors of eastern european folk dress. my family is from poland and there is an old vest in the family that was handed down, it's black velvet? not sure what the material actually is, with embroidered flowers and beading all over it, it's truly beautiful.>>28050>>28051>>28052
all these designs are gorgeous!
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It's something like pic related, right? That's a classic, you can buy dolls in the folk clothes if you come to Warsaw or Krakow.
>>28050>each having some sort of meaning
That's so lovely, the idea of knitting for someone becomes so much more with a certain message expressed with it
Can you tell me your favorite pattern/meaning that you have read about?
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my style goals
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Silesian coal miners in traditional uniforms
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Can we also post traditional or folk styles of building?
Here's a gorgeous Roma vardo. I would love to spend my life in this little mansion, pulled by a team of horses.
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Here's a Roma girl in traditional dress.
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Poland is pretty wild because the style of the dress changes radically depending on where you are in the country. That's a typical Krakow costume, and it's well-known, but if you go to other regions like say, Żywiec, things look so different!
Flower crowns or headdresses seem to be fairly common all over Europe, I wonder if that's related to pagan stuff, more of a midsummer type thing?
Pretty sure the girls in this photo are from the Kurpie Zielone area.
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Queen Paubi’s headdress (½)
>“This ornate headdress and pair of earrings were found with the body of Queen Puabi in the Royal Cemetery at Ur. The headdress is made up of 20 gold leaves, two strings of lapis and carnelian, and a large gold comb. In addition, she wore chokers, necklaces, and large lunate-shaped earrings. Her upper body was covered by strands of beads made of precious metals and semiprecious stones that stretched from her shoulders to her belt. Ten rings decorated her fingers. A diadem or fillet made up of thousands of small lapis lazuli beads with gold pendants depicting plants and animals was apparently on a table near her head. Two attendants were in the chamber with Puabi, one crouched near her head, the other at her feet. Various metal, stone, and pottery vessels lay around the walls of the chamber.”https://www.penn.museum/collections/highlights/neareast/puabi.php
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Palestinian Bedouin women
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Pashtun dress, 1950s
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Pashtun girl, 1865
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beautiful, but is it just me?
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Ah I'm sorry didn't check this thread. Yeah I honestly had no idea anyone even really knew about chuvash. Whenever I've mentioned it to my russian friends they have no idea lol. I don't have many interesting photos but I do have one of my family farm here. I don't want to muddy up this thread with too much unrelated crap but maybe some architect pics might be worth.
the language doesn't sound russian what so ever (at least to me) and it's honestly hard to explain it, but it's like a lot of very short quick words spoken extremely fast (that you can discern).
Thanks for the post though. I've always been extremely ashamed for being chuvash because I've been told repeatedly it's like rednecky russia. I'd always lie about it.
My bad, I was just posting quickly with the title info it gave when I found it.
1919 makes more sense lol
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Indian Brahmin Family
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Tracht of Gutach in the Black Forest, around 1900
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Friends in Sarajevo 1912
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Hands down the best thread on this site. Based OP.
Tuvan women from Siberia. Does anyone know what the woman on the left is wearing on her waist?
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Oromo woman, Ethiopia
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Kayan Woman of Thailand.
I’ve always found them beautiful
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Ainu woman with tattooed lips.
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traditional yörük clothing for kids/teenagers (turkish culture)
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Regional traditional look from Michoacan, Mexico
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dance of the eldery traditional attire
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Mexican charro style / End
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Is artwork of Traditional clothing allowed
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sephardic woman, Iberian jews
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Different parts of Sweden, each landscape has their own thing. The hats are a mood.
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Nogai women, Dagestan
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Yemeni girl in traditional Sanaa clothing
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A gathering of women in Sanaa, Yemen
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Requesting some traditional clothing and from the regions in pic
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finland has hundreds, if not thousands of regional trad wear but i'll drop some saami faves
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Some Finnish dresses
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My favorite Finnish trad clothes are probably the Ostrobothnian ones. Especially the men's wear.
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Georgian people have some of my favorite dresses in the world. I started listening to Georgian music after watching one of their dances in traditional clothing, and now I have a slight obsession with Jgufi Bani. My god is he cute… and I'm hardly ever attracted to anyone. ;_;
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A little more modern, but Irish solo dresses are seriously gorgeous. I'd wear one around for the hell of it if they didn't cost over a grand. Used ones are never my size.
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More eastern style of Sami clothing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skolts
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I’m posting things I like. Considering that the closest thing to traditional dress I have is pic related….yeah, I’m jealous.
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Here’s a Tang Dynasty ruqun recreation.
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just some facts, not trying to be rude!>>32451
this isn't necessarily tang dynasty ruqun. it's a qiyao ruqun, which just means it ties at the waist. it looks more similar to one from the early ming dynasty.>>32452
this one is a qixiong ruqun (again not necessarily from tang dynasty) and an interesting thing about this is the sash (pi bo) is part of the outfit, meant to be worn at the elbow.
also fun fact, during the tang dynasty all women were required to wear atleast one hair accessory when they were dressed. after the law was abolished, hair accessories were still prevalent in chinese culture as a part of a girl's coming of age ceremony.
dumping some pretty hanfu~
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qixiong ruqun is my favorite style! to me it looks elegant and flatters the body more. since it was born during the tang period, i have no doubts that women designed it for themselves since they had a lot of rights during that time. there's even a lot of evidence that the outfit purposely exposed some cleavage.
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another pretty modernized one.
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xuanduan, which is a traditional form of fancy dress. this is another type of hanfu, which has a much more formal design.
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tang dynasty wedding clothing
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another qixiong ruqun.
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Somali with tusbaax beads
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Requesting some traditional clothing and from the regions in pic
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I Feel like I'm the only one who bothers to add more images to this thread
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pic related is a Russian musician who performs in a traditional monk dress, the content of his work though is something extra spicy, cupcake would look like wholesome handmaiden in comparison.
You'd need to learn the language to apreciate it though.>>27351
What kind of Russian people have you met to make such a conclusion, the concept of this traditional clothing is still present in casual style of Slavic women, though they don't wear the shall and the long skirt at the same time.
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Hopi Native American woman
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Lower Saxony German woman
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Northern Albanian mountain tribesman
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Balinese wedding attire but heavily modified
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love the drapery, trying to recreate it in artwork
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Florence fashion 1400s
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East EU Orthodox traditional priest clothing
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Another variety of the georgian chokha
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Anna Pavlova during the 1903 imperial costume ball at the winter palace in Russia
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crap, this is hot
women look nice too
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Junihitoe noble court dress from Heian period, Japan.
Called the 12 layer robes but it could be anywhere from 10 to 40 or more layers of silk, depending on your social rank.
>The layers of colours may be used to represent the woman herself, and the arrangements of the layers and their colours were a good indication to an outsider what taste and what rank the lady had. The colour combinations, termed kasane no irome (襲の色目, "layers of colours"), may have poetic names that refer to plants, such as "crimson plum of the spring". A name "under the snow" may have a layer of green representing leaves, layers of pink, with white on top to represent snow. The colour combinations changed with the seasons (of which there were 72 in the old calendar), and a wearer may change the gowns just before the flowers of a seasonal plant actually bloom. The appropriate use of colour gave an indication of the cultured and refined taste of the wearer.
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Empress Kōjun in junihitoe for her enthronement in 1926.
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more sami clothing
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Portrait of a Dutch woman drinking coffee
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Greek, Jew and Muslim woman in Ottoman Istanbul
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anyone else willing to contribute
Whining about whining makes me
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here you go, something from the friesian islands (north germany/denmark) i think this one's from föhr not 100% sure tho
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northern continental germany
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the flower hat of the bride at the right symbolizes windmill/wings for the love of the bridal couple
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some details of the embroidery on such a hat
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this one's from lower saxony
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Greek woman from Smyrna
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Greek immigrant at Ellis Island
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Anandi Joshi from India, Kei Okami from Japan and Sabat M. Islambooly from Ottoman Syria. The first women from their respective countries to obtain a medical degree from a western university.
It's not like this board moves fast enough for that to matter.
It's fine to bump with content.
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generally speaking i despise anything that has to do with our traditions but evzones own a special place in my heart
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Baianas. Typical from Brazil's notheast (where you can find the best food in the world too)
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It was something similar to this, but they were plain blue, pink with what looked like “traditional” patterns and gray and white with traditional patterns
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Could I get some Traditional clothing from specifically the highlighted regions of pic
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Not exactly threads (still cultural adornment), but I'm so hyped to do mehndi for Eid. Obvs, I'm gonna have to do it myself, but I ordered stencils from a mehndi artist and jagua gel, so hopefully it'll look bomb.
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Is it okay to post traditional outfits from old movies? I absolutely love this outfit she has in the song "In Aankhon ki Masti Ke" (Umaro Jaan 1981)
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Traditional Canadian attire
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Traditional Congolese wedding attire. Although most traditional Congolese clothes are modernized, this one is closer to the roots.
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Bregenzerwald. I want to own a traditional dress one day but they are so so so expensive
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Bakuba tribe, Democratic Republic of Congo
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Traditional Libyan wedding attire.
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how so? i think this looks beautiful
maybe japanese clothing is more well known thanks to weebs so ppl think it's overrated
Just look at hanfus and hanboks and you'll see.
And no offense but you have terrible taste.
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Wodaabe (people from the Fulani tribe) performing the Yaake dance to impress women.
White teeth and eyes are important so they will make sure to show them.
you do know japanese ancient clothing is based on chinese ones right? not much difference>hanboks
hanboks have a fugly silhoutte lol
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Christ, could you both just agree to disagree on this matter? You guys have different preferences and it's fine, no need to make it into a competition about what's ugly or not, no one cares.
Fon people from Benin.
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Traditional dress from Palermo, Italy, where my grandparents and mum come from
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Woman wearing traditional Armenian taraz
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Happy constitution day to any Norwegian farmers!
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Berber face tattoos. Actually I've only ever seen grandmas with these tattoos and never thought about it as it was always normal to me but it's not a tradition with men, isn't it?>>88087
This reminds me of when I had a similar tattoo done to me with henna when I was a kid but it was with the super dangerous, toxic
black one, that shit was burning my entire arm for at least two weeks.
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The “modern hanbok” look is kinda trendy in Korea. Basically hanbok-like pieces that are a bit more practical to wear than a full traditional one.
I think practicality and comfort are king nowadays
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This one is a bit weirder/high fashion
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same shit that happens with the cheongsam, a MODERN garment from the 20s with no deep cultural meaning, its just the chinese equivalent of a flapper dress, yet sjws make an insufferable fuss about it like it was a sacred garment or some shit.
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I understand the idea that it is disrespectful when it's redesigned into a "sexy" version. Seeing the Dirndl made "sexy" also makes me uncomfortable on some level. Altering and modernising traditional dress is fine as long as it is in keeping with the spirit of the original; in that sense I understand the frustration. Redesigns like >>89304
feel more in line with the feeling of the original Hanbok. Just my take.
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Mostly selective outrage I guess, they need something to put on the headlines.
But being a bit tinfoily I feel like appropiating vaguely japanese things is less frowned upon because yknow ww2.>>89347
The traditional Qipao is also a "sexy" dress tho, it was seen as a provocative departure from the classic han chinese clothing, again much like the flapper dresses of the 1920s.
In china it is seen as a sexy yet classy gown.
ah fair enough. I don't really understand, then. The only thing I would think of is the shorter length, and maybe that many retailers don't really acknowledge that they are lifting design elements from the cheongsam. Kimono-inspired clothes often are referred to as kimonos in some sense, whereas cheongsam-inspired dresses are just generically "chinese" dresses. I am really just speculating though.
On another note, I would like to see more traditional design elements in modern clothes, but given the profit-driven fast-fashion industry I doubt that would really become mainstream. I love how layered a lot of these clothes are.
"departure of han clothing"
learn how to read
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but the qipao from the 1920s was a departure from the manchu
version. there was a traditional version of the qipao before the one in your pic since china had been run by manchurians for a few decades by then. pic related is qipao from the late 1890s.
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apparently she's famous in the area for her obi
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necro’d to add this pic. These are Sorbs from eastern Germany
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Ukrainian women in a traditional vyshyvanka
Really wanted to post that because i take great pride in my Ukrainian culture, i also own a vyshyvanka at home, just a fun fact i wanted to add i think
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Happy to see this thread active again
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I love this thread ! It's crazy to see the amount of care and love but in all of those traditional clothes. Also the variety never fails to surprise me, humans can really be amazing sometimes.
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somali traditional dress(dirac)
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Anon I love you for posting the sorbs! ♥
Nobody posted bavarian Trachten so have some
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I like the way japs dressed from the Meiji to early Showa periods. The traditional clothes mixed with european accessories, hairstyles, patterns, etc.
I also like how street snaps were a thing in jap magazines all the back to the 20s.
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A few more selections from my folder.
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Based mogal poster
Here's Taisho era but modernized somewhat to be mori
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Meiji Era dresses. The Japanese take on edwardian dresses is super underrated
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Junihitoe. Fun fact part of why your underwear (bottom layer kimono skirt, they didn't wear traditional underwear styles like fundoshi only men and pearl divers did) was red is so Heiana Era women could have their periods freely. Its still a chosen undergarment color for women in a lot of layers like Oiran also wear red.
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I live in Pakistan, the clothing in the bottom right is actually fairly common for daily wear for women in the Punjab region in Pakistan, however incresingly I'm seeing younger women wear these atrocious trash-bags claiming it's more "Islamic"
the Somalia and Afghani casual female clothing also used to exist but are now basically extinct
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that is absolutely not an average representation of malaysian traditional dress fyi. that is specifically from the melanau tribe in sarawak, east malaysia. picrel is a sample of the dozens of different tribal wear from the state of sarawak alone, let alone the rest of the country
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some cool pics of malay traditional dress
That’s so cool! When would you wear it? Is there a specific festival or celebration when they’re worn?>>121595
yw anon, saw them on TV and I had to post a pic here!
I really want to get a proper dirndl, they’re so expensive but I would love to wear one when I’m with my family for special occasions.
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I want to start researching Zahra Khanom Tadj es-Saltaneh and the beauty standards of Persia at the Qajar dynasty, particularly because my family used to come from there, and I hated my body hair as a teen, particularly my unibrow. I guess it was just something that was considered beautiful a few centuries before. Maybe reading about women with mustaches and men without beards will help? https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2002/03/women-with-mustaches-men-without-beards/
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There are sooo many traditional Algerian outfits. They differ vastly from region to region, though most have one thing in common: they're really intricate and colorful. Nowadays they're mostly worn during weddings or special occasions, but there are still older people and village inhabitants/nomads who wear them every day.
This one is dear to me cause it's from where my family comes from, the Kabylie region. The traditional designs are a bit simpler (they're also the ones worn casually), but you can find gorgeous modernized versions nowadays. The more intricate ones are usually for weddings. My grandma and great aunts still wear this kind of dress in their daily life
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Here's a few others. There the Karakou (from Algiers)
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Constantine dress (look at how intricate the embroidery is)
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bumping an old thread
>THE WOMEN GOAT HERDERS OF HADHRAMOUT
>Hadhramout is known as the cradle of mankind. Here, archaeologists have discovered evidence of ancient transitions from hunting and herding to irrigation agriculture, dating back 5,200 years ago or more. Herding is still a very important part of Hadhrami life. Especially for Bedouins and rural dwellers. It is mainly goats and a few sheep that are kept. In Hadhramaut, with Bedouins - tasks between men and women are clearly defined and strictly divided; the job of tending, herding and caring of/for goats is exclusively left to women. It is women, mainly young, unmarried women, who are most responsible for the herd. This responsibility needs much hard work, all day long. Everyday. Men could/would not have the patience and the tenderness required for this>They are veiled, gloved and having on tall, straw pointed hats - known as modhalla or by some ghomama (both mean 'umbrealla'). These special hats, being as high over the head as they are, wide on all sides and made of date palm reed straw, are very suitable for keeping the women cool however hot it is. https://hadhramouts.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-women-goat-herders-of-hadhramout.html
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The son and daughter of Musa Naghiyev. They are wearing Azerbaijani clothing, I think
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Sorry for the very late reply. The examples I posted are mostly celebration outfits nowadays. There are still old ladies from small Kabylie villages who wear simpler forms of the dresses in their daily lives like in picrel, it's not really common with younger or urban people tho
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i think Manchu clothing is based
This looks so cool, like a character in a fantasy movie or something>>151658>>151659>>151662
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I love the seed bead jewelry that’s popular in a bunch of African countries.
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These are part of the traditional celebration of Carnival in Northern Portugal.
The ones in the picture are from Podence, in the region of Trás-os-Montes.
Some few other villages also have similar traditions with other masks.
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I love jingle dresses
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I love Tlingit ceremonial blanket-robes (chilkat blankets).
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Seeing this reminded me of the busós in Hungary. They were meant to scare away bad weather
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"The iconic embroidered shirt or blouse, the vyshyvanka, is the most recognizable part of Ukrainian national costume, and even has its own public celebration in May. For men, traditional dress also includes kozhukh, kontusz, żupan and sharovary. For women, traditional dress includes kozhushanka, ochipok for married women, and Ukrainian wreath for unmarried girls. Garments are made using elaborate structural design, complicated weaving techniques, extensive embroidery, and cutwork needlework."
Thought i should share my culture here
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Some traditional dresses (we call them just coats too) from the Wayuu tribe/ Guajira zone in the border between Venezuela and Colombia.
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Dancing devils of Yare, a traditional celebration also from Venezuela that happens on the day of corpus christi.
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Chokha coats are so fucking cool.
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Saw a Javanese one itt. Here's another trad Indonesian clothing.
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Lá an Dreoilín
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“ Since it is a religious accessory and worn only by men, you can’t buy a traditional Tuareg blue veil at market. When you encounter a Tuareg male, know that he considers exposing the mouth and nose to strangers shameful, so he will remove his turban only in front of very close family.”
From a National Geographic article. I vote that men start veiling.
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Anyone have good pictures to share of any traditional Polynesian clothes? This pic is Samoan
Yeah, I meant in the religious way, since op's description said that they're also religious accessories that you can't even buy.>>152039
If this is actually true they're based.
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They definitely have a greater position of respect and control, especially compared to other Muslim groups. The women have very beautiful fashions too. Anyone who likes world music should check out two modern Tuareg bands, Les Filles de Illighadad (women) and Mdou Moctar (guys). They have a relaxing, bluesy sound