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Traditional clothing

Japan

I want to start with the land of the rising sun — Japan

Since the middle of the XIX century, the kimono has been a Japanese “national costume”. Also, the kimono is the working clothes of geisha and maiko (future geisha).

The kimono highlights only the shoulders and waist, hiding the flaws of the figure. This idea is connected with the traditional preference of the Japanese and the idea of an ideal constitution — “the fewer bumps and irregularities, the more beautiful”.

China

Let’s talk about Chinese national clothes. It is necessary to get acquainted, first of all, about Hanfu. The Chinese have long worn the so—called clothes of the Han people, hence the name of the clothes – Hanfu

1. Hanfu of the Han era, I century BC.
2. Hanfu of the Ming epoch, XIV century AD.

If we talk about what is primarily perceived under the concept of Chinese national clothing, then first of all I remember a long dress. This is qipao.

1. The Emperor’s daily qipao.
2. The Emperor’s festive qipao.

Since the mid-30s of the last century, the Chinese monarchy ceased to exist, and it was then that qipao became a typical example of women’s clothing.

An advertising poster of the 1930s depicting women in qipao.

Mongolia

The national costume of the neighbor of China and Russia- Mongolia

The culture of Mongolia is greatly influenced by the traditional Mongolian nomadic lifestyle, as well as by Tibetan Buddhism, Chinese and Russian cultures.

India

Indian women’s clothing depends on the region of the country. Traditional Indian clothing, without which it is impossible to imagine an Indian woman, is called a sari. Saris are the national Indian clothing, they differ in appearance, materials, embroidery in different regions.

And a lot of National clothes from different parts of the world