National Dress: Creole
source source source From http://www.avirtualdominica.com/trad_dress.htm: They had a sort of chart in their system of dressing, for matching foulards and madras headkerchiefs with the dress to be worn, so that if, for instance a woman wished to wear a dress in which yellow was the predominant colour, she would wear a blue foulard with a mouchoir of yellow mixed with red. There were also...
National Dress: Ireland
In present times, Irish dancers are the best example to witness the traditional clothing of Ireland. In the early 1800’s female dancers wore ordinary peasant dresses often embellished with ribbons formed into flowers or crosses. The crimson homespun skirt reached till the ankles worn with a simple black bodice. From the late 1800’s onwards, pipers wore the kilt and from about 1910 male...
National Dress Spotlight: Cinco de Mayo (Mexico)
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a Mexican civic holiday held on May 5 that commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at theBattle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. It is celebrated primarily in the state of Puebla and in the United States. While Cinco de Mayo sees limited significance in...
Icarus also flew.: Some of my favourite... →
fyeahafrica: Hey guys, As I won’t be posting as much for the time being, I’ve compiled a list of some of my go-to blogs and websites that have a heavy focus and concentration on Africa, African people and issues. Almost all of these blogs have blogrolls that you can discover at your own… Not specifically about fashion, but I thought it might be relevant to your interests. Click...
National Dress: India
(More beautiful photos of embroidered pattu-langa here!) The culture, religion, languages spoken and attire of the people of India are as diverse as the landscape of this vast country. Due to its diversity this cultural hub does not have just one dress, which can be called as the National Dress or Indian Dress. If in northern part we find more of the Muslim influence, in the southern part...
National Dress: Tibet
National Dress: Kenya
Apart from the national flag, Kenya is yet to have a national dress that cuts across its diverse ethnic divide. With each of the more than 42 ethnic communities in Kenya having its own traditional practices and symbols that make it unique, this is a task that has proved elusive in the past. However, several attempts have been made to design an outfit that can be worn to identify...
National Dress: Ukraine
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National Dress: Vietnam
Image sources: One, Two, Three, Four, Five Vietnamese national women’s dress includes a long, high-necked silk tunic that is slit at the sides to the waist. Here the solid-color, pastel tunics are worn over matching full-length skirts, common to northern Vietnam, but they also are worn over white or black silk pants in the central and southern regions. The costume is called áo dài...
National Dress: Turkmen
Where they live: Turkmenistan (3,632,000), Iran (932,000), Afghanistan (932,000), Pakistan (60,000), Russia (33,000), Turkey (2,034) Languages spoken: Altaic, Turkic, Oghuz, Eastern, Turkmen Religion: Islam (Sunni) Related to: Turks of Turkey, Iraqi Turkmen, and other Oghuz Turkic peoples