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