Dear foreign guests of Kyrgyzstan! We invite you to a virtual tour of the history of traditional Kyrgyz clothes. This article will tell you a lot about clothes of nomads, their ornamentations and other elements. Enjoy!
The nomadic life of the Kyrgyz is one of the main reasons for the sweating modification of clothing. The variety of forms of clothing was also greatly influenced by the neighboring sedentary peoples - Kazakhs, Tatars and Uzbeks. In different regions, people dressed appropriately. For example, the clothes of those who were engaged in cattle breeding were more conservative. Social status also had an impact on how people dressed. The poor wore clothes made of the cheapest fabric (mat). The rich bought clothes from other regions at a very high price. Oversized shirts and wide trousers - dambala; outerwear - ton - spacious robe, winter fur coat - ichik, made of wolf, lynx and otter skins. Outerwear called chepken, which protected from rain and snow, was also common.
The headdresses of the Kyrgyz were very diverse. Everywhere men wore the national headdress made of white felt - ak-kalpak. At home and in the summer they wore tebetey. Shoes were made of leather, and in bazaars they sold leather galoshes with heels - kayysh kepich.
Women also wore shirt dresses and harem pants. These were mainly clothes of bright colors, but the main color was red. Everywhere the main headdress of Kyrgyz married women was elechek. Women's national jewelry was widespread, which gave a national character. Currently, women continue to wear such headscarves in Kyrgyzstan and even outside the homeland. Guests of our country can see the traditional clothes of the Kyrgyz people in all their glory at the holidays in Kyrgyzstan.