Kazakh national dress

The Kazakh national dress varies by regions. Men wear chapans, a kind of dressing gown with a belt, made of velvet and richly embroidered. They cover their heads with a soft skullcap (tobetai), a tall felt cap (kalpak) or a fox-fur hat with earflaps (malakai).

The women's national costume consists of a white cotton or colored silk dress, a velvet waistcoat with embroidery and a cap or a silk scarf. Elderly women wear a hood made of white cloth with a hole for the face (the kimeshek).

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Brides wear a tall pointed, richly decorated hat, topped with feathers (saukele).

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Created at : 6.05.2019, 18:10, Updated at : 6.05.2019, 18:10