Traditional clothes

Kyrgyzstan is known for people wearing traditional clothes as all different people of other countries. People in Kyrgyzstan have a traditional style of clothes as 700 years ago. In Kyrgyz clothes material plays great part as it has a certain connection with marital and maternal status, with an age and certain identity of people. The choice of clothes in Kyrgyzstan was made in accordance with conditions of living. Being in a tour in Kyrgyzstan you will find out that due to nomadic way of life there should be proper and comfortable clothes.

Men and women in Kyrgyzstan used to wear under and out-wear. It means that men had their pants made from leather of a type "jarq shym", "kandagay", "chalbar". These used to be peculiar features of military people and extremely prosperous ones.

Visiting Kyrgyzstan you will be told facts about the way of creation of traditional clothes of nomads, especially the idea of the material. Mainly fur is the main material for clothes to be made. And winter coat "ichik" is exactly such a thing. There is a possibility of fur capture with the help of eagle hunting, as they are able to catch big animals. Fur of such wild animals as wolf, fox, lynx are extremely appreciated. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan you have an opportunity to get information about ancient shoes for men like Chokoy and Charyk. Men in Kyrgyzstan used to wear hats of traditional character: tebetey, kalpak and malakai.

Women have unique peculiarities in face of handicraft and different figures that beautify clothes. And a skirt of great importance is "beldemchi" - suits for men as well as a kind of protective combat. Decoration of clothes also touched hats; the ones were decorated with birds feathers and figures of silver, gold lines, with pearls and corals. Then above this the long-sleeved jacket "chyptama" was worn. And of course, a fur coat "ichik" was a constituent of women's clothes.

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