The Tembel Hat is an Israeli national symbol and the word "Tembel" means "silly" in Hebrew slang. This hat was worn by Israelis at the beginning of the 20th century till the 1970s. It is also believed that the hat was initially worn by the Templers Christian Movement, which was active in Palestine.
According to legends, the wife of the ancient Yellow Emperor discovered silk after a silkworm accidentally fell into her tea. This popularized the Hanfu since it was associated with silk. Eventually, people's status was determined by the length, pattern, and material of their Hanfu.
King George II banned the Highland dress, the Kilt, in 1746 as he was fearful of the clans after the Jacobite Risings. Though this affected the popularity of the garment, it was revived among the entire country once the ban ended 35 years later. It is often worn at graduation ceremonies, weddings, or Christmas parties.
The Smock-Frock combines two garments: a smock, which is a medieval underdress, and a frock, a loose-fitting garment with long sleeves that was worn by monks. The Smock-Frock was adorned by British commoners such as shepherds.
The Poncho was invented by the Paracas, a pre-Inca culture. The earliest Poncho was embroidered or painted and featured native artwork. The traditional Poncho was later influenced by the Europeans; this changed the design, style, and production technique. Now, Ponchos are considered as traditional clothing across South America.
The Lederhosen was worn by the hard-working peasants in Germany. The outfit consisted of a pair of pants with a front flap which set it apart from the other leather trousers. Slowly, the attire was worn by almost all German-speaking countries, including Austria and Switzerland.
The Saree is worn in some countries in South Asia including India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh. The word "Saree", also spelled as Sari, is derived from Sanskrit which means a strip of cloth. The earliest depiction of it manifests itself in the form of a statue of a female priest dated back to the Indus Valley Civilization.
The Hanbok is a traditional attire worn by the people in North and South Korea. This garment functions as the perfect attire for traditional occasions such as festivals, ceremonies, and celebrations. The Hanbok's design allows easy movement which is indicative of its ancient nomadic origins.
The traditional Keffiyeh was originally worn by Palestinian farmers but soon became a symbol of Palestinian nationalism during the Arab revolt in the 1930s. Yasser Arafat encouraged the adoption of a black and white Keffiyeh as it was symbolic of the Palestinian nationalism. This garment is made of a mix of cotton and wool for quick drying.
Kimono is a traditional Japanese full-length robe that has become quite popular across the world. Kimonos are worn for festivals and formal occasions and personify politeness and good manners. The traditional Kimonos were hand-made, but even the machine-made ones require substantial hand-stitching.
The Kebaya is the traditional dress of Indonesia but is also worn by women in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Southern Thailand, Cambodia, and the southern part of the Phillippines. Before 1600, this piece of clothing could be worn only by the royal family, aristocrats, and minor nobility. However, it was later adopted by everyone.
The Persian word "Sarafan" literally describes this Russian attire: from head to feet. The width of this garment indicated the person's social status and regional heritage. However, in the 18th century, Peter the Great forced the members of the court to wear European clothing, and this garment became a peasant costume.
The Traje De Luces is also known as the "suit of lights" and was worn in Spain. It is quite blingy because of the sequins and gold or silver threads used to design it. These flamboyant costumes were worn by showmen and dandies and later became exclusive to bullfighters.
The Agbada is a wide-sleeved robe that is worn by men in West Africa and in some parts of North Africa as well. This attire derives its name from the Yoruba language but is known by different names depending on the ethnic group. This garment has intricate embroidery and is worn only on religious or ceremonial occasions.
Shúkà refers to the sheets traditionally worn by the Maasai people of Southern Kenya and even North Tanzania. These sheets are wrapped around the body and are typically red, but sometimes mixed with other colors. It even has patterns like plaid or flowers
The Gho was introduced in Bhutan by Ngawang Namgyal as a way of maintaining the country's unity and sovereignty. The Gho is worn by men, whereas women wear Kira, an ankle-length gown tied at the waist with a belt. On formal occasions, men wear silk scarves and the color of the scarf determines one's status.
The Maori Piupiu is New Zealand's traditional attire and is made from a variety of plants. The piupiu is a type of grass skirt that makes a very pleasing sound when it moves. It is believed that this attire came into being after Polynesians settled in New Zealand in the 13th century.
Chut Thai literally means "Thai outfit." it is worn by men, women, and children, and is considered a formal outfit. Chut Thai has three parts: a pha nung, a blouse, and a sabai. The pha nung is a strip of cloth which is wrapped around the waist while the sabai is draped over the chest and shoulder. The dress is held in place by a jeweled belt.
The Pollera is a traditional dress of Panama. It is believed that it is inspired by the 16th-century Spanish dress. Polleras are worn during traditional festivals and even for private celebrations. The attire is made of cotton and wool, and the two-piece dress consists of a long skirt and a shirt.
Bunad is the traditional dress of Norway and is worn by both men and women. The Bunad dress or coat is made of wool and it is worn over a cotton shirt. Today, Bunad is recognized as one of the most popular and authentic fold costumes in the world.
The Non la is Vietnam's most iconic accessory. Legend has it that during a disastrous torrential rain, a goddess descended from the sky wearing a giant hat, and people found shelter under that. The Non la has been shielding people from the sun and rain and is even used as a substitute for a shopping basket!
The Traje de Flamenca is a traditional dress worn by women at fairs or festivals in Andalusia, Spain. Moreover, there are two forms of this traditional attire: one is worn by dancers, and the other as a day dress. Earlier, women would wear a shawl over their shoulders to complete the outfit.
Klomp is wooden footwear. Though the origin remains unsure, the Dutch Klompen have attained iconic status. You can trace the oldest examples of wooden footwear to the Netherlands. Klomp, also known as Clogs, are still worn by farmers, as they split safely in case of heavy impact.
The Gákti was worn by the Sámi people living in communities in northern Norway, Finland, Sweden, and certain parts of Russia. This traditional costume mostly consists of a tunic or dress that is made of leather, sinews, and wool. Gáktis are made in blue,
Sombrero Veultiao, the iconic hat from Colombia, was first created by the Zenu Indian culture. The first Sombrero Veultiao was made from the fibers of palm trees. The famous contrasting style of the hat came into being when artisans from 300 years ago started painting.
Dashiki is the traditional attire of people from West Africa. Dashiki stands for "shirt" in Yoruba and is a vibrant, colorful garment with a signature V-neck. This is popular even in other parts of Africa. Matching suits are mostly worn on formal occasions.
The Tarboosh, also known as the Fez, has quite a complicated history across the Mediterranean and North Africa. Needless to say, its origin is disputed; however, it became incredibly popular in Morocco, as it symbolized rebellion against the French occupation. It is considered to be a symbol of nationalism.
The Huipil was worn by the women of the Mesoamerican region since 3000 years. This makes the Huipil one of the oldest American folk clothing that is worn even today. In fact, the oldest surviving Huipil is roughly 500 years old and was worn by La Malinche, a Spanish interpreter.
The Sherwani is a combination of the Shalwar Kameez and the British frock coat it resonates the impact of Britain's 18th-century colonial rule of India. This piece of clothing was originally worn by the aristocracy but soon became widely popular with the commoners as well.
Every continent, country, or state has something distinct about it that sets it apart from the rest of the world. Traditional attires are one of the several factors that often serve as an identity of a particular place. What can we say, fashion is quite powerful. These traditional attires encapsulate the region/country's rich history and lifestyle, and are often powerful symbols. Take this quiz and find out how well acquainted you are with the world's diversity.
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