Today we bring you the inspirational and fetching traditional costumes from countries all around the globe. It’s so interesting to denote that every national attire is connected to the countries’s religion, weather conditions and environment colors or materials – no its not “made in China” and it couldn’t be.
Everyday we get closer to the what so called Global Village, living in our “international city lives”. We’re walking towards a society that is disconnecting from its own traditions and values, even having plans and subsidies fighting against it. The concept of “being born in”, “raised in” and “living at the moment” are always a topic but at the same time the dialogue on self identity and cultural heritage has been gaining space and importance as we now realize how it moves our lives and how it conducts our actions in a deep way. We couldn’t agree more. More than beautiful, every country’s own traditions give a sense of strong belonging to its people, what we all seek. No beautiful dress from Gucci could replace the feeling of dignity that comes from wearing your country colors. We think it’s criminal to lose these traditions.
Even when seamless, we can perceive a strong sense of honor in each one of their facial expressions. They wear the costumes on the body, heart and soul.
So, here’s to cultural heritage and its delightful feast for the eyes and soul!
From traditional China to relaxed Brazil, from cold Siberia to the hot Inca Festival in Peru, we give the world’s finest selection on traditional costumes.
1. PASHTUN DRESS, AFGHANISTAN
2. THE HANFU, CHINA
3. DROKPA COSTUME, KASHMIR
4. KIRGHIZ WOMAN ATTIRE, KYRGYSTAN
5. THE MASAAI BLANKET, TANZANIA & KENYA
6. HANBOK, KOREA
7. DEEL, MONGOLIA
8. BURYAT, YUKUTSK PEOPLE, SIBERIA
9. WODAABE WOMEN ATTIRE, NOMAD AFRICAN TRIBE
10. THOBE, PALESTINE
11. INCA CLOTHING, PERU
12. DINKA BEADED CORSETS, SUDAN
13. KURTE, TURKMENISTAN
14. BAIANA, BRAZIL
15. KIDS TRADITIONAL ATTIRE