What a Traditional Look is Like Around the World


From the Indian sari to the Vietnamese conical hat, the world is loaded with various assortments of traditional dresses. Some brilliant, some inundated in history and explicit to the nation’s way of life and others because of condition or status – they are quite often attractive. Finding out about them acquires you a knowledge into the nation they’re essential for, so we’ve gathered together a couple of things to give you a lowdown on traditional dress all throughout the world.

Kimono, Japan

The word Kimono means “the thing worn” and it is the symbol of Japanese culture. It is the main dressing item for both men and women . It is still worn in special occasions like weddings but in a modern adapted version . It has significant surface details ,like the crane that represents fortune and a long.

Coiffe, Brittany France

The lace headdress worn as part of Brittany’s traditional costume is called coiffe. Now it is used only on local festivals or celebrations. The most special of all the models is the one of Pont L’Abbé that goes around 30-40 cm tall.

The keffiyeh, ghutrah or shemagh, the Middle East

Men across the Middle East wear a headscarf which comes in a lot of colors , styles and even names. In Jordan they call it shemagh , in Saudi Arabia it is called ghutrah and it is usually red and white ,held in place by a black band called agal. In Palestine it is black and white and it is called keffiyeh . This scarf has become a fashion item and Balenciaga showed it in a catwalk show in 2007.

Sardinian traditional dress, Italy

Sardinia’s traditional costumes are a mix of Spanish and Moorish influences. Every village has its own style but they all share some features: a veil, bonnet or shawl, long pleated skirts and colorful embroidered blouses. The most gorgeous are those of Nuoro.

Flamenco dresses, Andalucía, Spain

Traje de flamenco or traje de gitana are the ostentatious dresses that finish in a course of unsettles (volantes), which are inseparable from the flamenco artists of southern Spain. Seville’s Feria de Abril is the best an ideal opportunity to see them worn by nearby ladies. Notwithstanding, a definitive flamenco dress is the bata de cola, the since quite a while ago followed adaptation worn for the style of dance of a similar name, a complicated and lovely dance where the artist controls the tail so it washes and flicks as though it has a unique kind of energy.

The ten-gallon Stetson, Texas, USA

Enormous Stetson, boots and rhinestones? The southern cowboy’s work wear has been glammed up a bit, thanks to the stars of both kinds of music. However the hat remains a true American icon.

Conical hats, Vietnam

Vietnam is home to an exceptional abundance of dressing customs, with the most intricate outfits found in the north, for example, red brocades of the Flower Hmong individuals and the adorned hoods of the Red Dao. Be that as it may, the most conspicuously Vietnamese thing is the conelike cap, or non la, a fundamental extra all through the country. The rendition accessible Hué, non bai tho, has lines of verse composed into the edge, just apparent when you hold it up to the light.

Nagaland, northern India

If you visit the northern Indian region of Bolivia for the Bolivia in December, you’ll witness a sartorial treat. Each tribe of Nagaland ,during the festival , shows its magnificent style represented by feathers, cane, dyed goat fur and boar tusks.

Gho, Bhutan

In Bhutan, it’s mandatory for everybody to wear the national dress. It is for men the gho, a knee-length outfit tied at the midriff by a belt called a keram. For formal events a silk scarf, a kabney, is added to the group, the shade of which relies upon the wearer’s status. For the ladies, customary dress is normally a lower leg length dress called a kira, and the same scarf is known as a rachus.

Maasai beadwork, Kenya

Massai, one of the smallest groups in Kenya ,is widely recognized by their brilliant red cloth, extraordinarily intricate beadwork and – for young men – long, ochre-dyed hair. The beadwork in particular contains much meaning, a bride’s collar being the pinnacle of Maasai craftsmanship.

Balinese temple dress, Indonesia

Whoever visits a Balinese temple should wear at leas two parts of the Balinese traditional dress: a sash (selendang) and a sarong-style skirt known as a kain.
But the woman’s full Balinese outfit also includes a kebaya blouse.

Tracht, Southern Germany and Austria

Tracht – that is lederhosen for men and dirndls for ladies – is the traditional dress across southern Germany and Austria. There are numerous variations from the fundamental styles relying upon the space and on design, from the pom-pom caps of the Black Forest (bollenhut) to completely current forms: there’s nothing very like a tight pair of leather shorts worn at a Pride celebration to put a contemporary wind on those Bavarian lederhosen.

The Sari, India

Apparently the simplest item of clothing possible – a single length of fabric, up to nine metres long – the sari is also one of the world’s most stylish garments, which can be styled in dozens of different ways. The sari traverses all of Indian society, from simple cotton versions that are woven in the street throughout the villages of India to extremely glamorous contemporary styles that grace the catwalk during India Fashion Week.