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CLOTHES

  For a long time originality of Uzbek clothes has been defined according to climate, conditions of life and tribal customs and traditions.

  In 19th century clothes still kept the features of archaism: wide, long, whole cutting, hiding the shapes of human body. Being uniformed the clothes for winter, summer, male, female and children were very similar in forms and cutting.

  Traditional Uzbek male clothes consisted of warm quilted robe - chapan, tied up with a shawl or shawls, national hat - tyubiteika, and high boots made of thin leather. The male worn shirts with long sleeves of straight cut, underwear robe and out robe. There were summer - light robes and winter - warm quilted robes, both had cuts on the sides to make it more comfortable while sitting or walking.

  Female clothes consisted of traditional robe, functional dress made of satin, and sharovars - wide, light trousers narrowing in lower part. On the head they wore shawl or tyrban - a long silk, linen or cotton narrow piece of fabric, which was wound around the head.

  Holiday clothes were made of different, more expensive and colourful fabrics, and embroidery.

  Clothes for children were very similar to the forms of adult's clothes.

  Having some common features, the clothes from different regions, tribes had it's own originality expressed in fabrics, forms of cutting etc.

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