Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

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Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

Postby Bijlee » 2012-04-15, 6:10

I hope there's not a topic on this already....
Anyway, the topic is pretty self-explanatory. What are your favorite traditional costumes?


I really like a lot of the regional costumes from Poland(though perhaps I have a bit of a bias...):

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I also like the intricacy of Mongolian styled garb, especially head-wear:

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Re: Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

Postby Sol Invictus » 2012-05-26, 2:44

If you're curious about folk costumes in general I just accedentaly found a material about Latvian ones: Here

Personaly I don't like them (except the ancient ones, which aren't what one would really consider folk costume) and most European ones I've seen are even worse. I prefer something more exotic... with feathers and body paint preferably

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Re: Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

Postby Aleco » 2012-05-27, 17:23

I haven't really given them much, but I do like the ones from East Asia.

In Norway it's common to have a regional costume from wherever you're born, mostly for women as they usually get them for their confirmation around the age of 15. Guys usually put on some more height, so we have to wait, and then we just don't bother later on.

Here's the whole list... there's quite a lot of ... fancy ones :P Keep in mind that most people do not wear/buy the accompanying headgear.

Mine (østfoldbunad) from Østfold:
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My mom's (løkendrakt) from Østfold:
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My dad's (follobunad) from Akershus:
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Re: Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

Postby JackFrost » 2012-05-27, 17:41

The tuque, of course.
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Re: Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

Postby Meera » 2012-06-04, 0:08

In Afghanistan here are sopme of our tradtional clothing:
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But of course my favorite is Indian clothes. :P I love Salwar Kameez's which orginated in North India but is pretty much worn all over India now:
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And I absoutly LOVE LOVE the Bengali style Sari.
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Other ones I like are the Kerala style sari:
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This one is both Kerala and tamil type of style:
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I also love half sari's and I see them more in the south than in North India:
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Theres so many more syles and clothes I love, I could go on all day :D
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Re: Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

Postby Bijlee » 2012-06-12, 6:10

Oh, I didn't notice people posted here.

Sol Invictus wrote:If you're curious about folk costumes in general I just accedentaly found a material about Latvian ones: Here

Oh sweet, thanks!


Aleco wrote:Here's the whole list... there's quite a lot of ... fancy ones :P Keep in mind that most people do not wear/buy the accompanying headgear.

Thanks for the site! If I wouldn't be judged for it, I'd love to wear some of those fancy hats. :P



Meera wrote:Theres so many more syles and clothes I love, I could go on all day :D


Yeah, Indian clothes are neat, eh? I love the Tamil and other south Indian styles the most.

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Re: Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

Postby Meera » 2012-06-18, 6:16

Bijlee wrote:



Meera wrote:Theres so many more syles and clothes I love, I could go on all day :D


Yeah, Indian clothes are neat, eh? I love the Tamil and other south Indian styles the most.



Me too. Indian clothes are proabably the most comfortable clothes I have ever worn. I wear salwaar's when walking my dog because their soooo comfy, I get weird stares but oh well.
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Re: Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

Postby Hunef » 2012-06-18, 16:27

Aleco wrote:In Norway it's common to have a regional costume from wherever you're born, mostly for women as they usually get them for the confirmation around the age of 15. Guys usually put on some more height, so we have to wait, and then we just don't bother later on.
Exactly the same in Sweden, each (rural/traditional) parrish has its own folk costume and they look like the Norwegian onesthough perhaps a bit poorer loking since Sweden used to be poorer than Norway (exception: WW2). Nordic folk costumes are 19th century common (though hardly poor) peoples' imitations of 18th century rich peoples' festival costumes.
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Re: Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

Postby maxd.ijn » 2012-06-20, 17:03

In Rio Grande do Sul state they have the Pilcha as traditional costume.


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Re: Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

Postby Plaas » 2012-06-21, 16:57

Dutch costumes are wellknown. Unfortunately, Wikimedia (mostly legal to share) has not so many pictures of Dutchmen wearing klederdracht, but I found a few.

- Drenthe

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- Spakenburg

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- Terschelling / Schylge

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- Urk

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- Zeeland

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In daily life, these costumes are not used anymore (only for special occasions). In a few villages the tradition has survived better than elswehere, in Spakenburg for example, where you can still see locals wearing their klederdracht on weekdays.
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Re: Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

Postby laoshu » 2012-07-17, 2:50

I like seeing women wearing our Indonesian traditional costume, it's called Kebaya.

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The second picture is also types of Kebaya called Kebaya Encim, it's a mixture between indigenous Javanese style Kebaya and Chinese dress.


Besides Kebaya, I also like the Qipao dress from China, I think women would look so gorgeous in it.
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Re: Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

Postby Meera » 2012-07-18, 2:04

The Kebaya is beautiful.
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Re: Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

Postby モモンガ » 2012-08-08, 14:47

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Re: Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

Postby Meera » 2012-08-11, 5:56

I love the tradtional Gulf Arab clothes, they look so comfortable:
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I also love the Lengha from India/Pakistan:
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Re: Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

Postby Bijlee » 2012-08-11, 6:15

Serbia!

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I love Bulgaria's

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Re: Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

Postby Leviwosc » 2012-08-13, 20:05

Brabantic traditional costumes. These days no one wears the traditional costumes any more; not even at festivities.

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Postby Bijlee » 2012-09-11, 19:06

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Kikuyu costumes are really neat..... Is it weird that they remind me of Japanese mythology? O.o

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Re: Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

Postby モモンガ » 2012-09-22, 21:54

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White Mongols (the 'normal' Mongols are so called Black Mongols, just like Kazakh are White Kyrgyz and Kyrgyz and Black Kyrgyz (or was it the other way around?).
Despide the name they are very colourful.

We went to Bulgaria, and while we have not seen the traditional Bulgarian clothes, we saw a house once dwelled by Gagauz people.

Unfortunately I cannot find any suitable photo online.
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Re: Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

Postby Varislintu » 2012-10-05, 12:12

Since I was born in Espoo/Esbo, I should wear this (see attachment if it's not showing):

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Not very exciting, although I like the shoes. The colours are very loyal to Sweden. :P

By my current home, Helsinki/Helsingfors, I should wear this, which is way cooler:

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Here is a picture collection of Finland-Swedish traditional costumes.
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Re: Your favorite regional/folk costumes (pictures)

Postby Limagne » 2012-10-05, 12:53

The folk costumes of Auvergne are quite simple :)

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