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How charming - Uzbek traditional costumes!

How charming - Uzbek traditional costumes!

Shahlo 7 months ago
By Shahlo | Wednesday 6 December, 2017 6 December, 2017
Uzbekistan tours guides


“Sometimes people are beautiful. 
Not in looks. 
Not in what they say. 
Just in what they are.”


Dear friends, let me introduce Uzbek national clothes that have a great value for us, uzbeks. The colorful dresses and accessories are very bright, beautiful and a part of rich cultural traditions and life style of Uzbek people.

Traditional Uzbek women’s suit consists of plain "khan-atlas" tunic-dress and wide trousers. Holiday garments were made of satin fabric richly embroidered with golden thread.

Women’s headdress consists of three elements: a skull-cap, kerchief and turban. An essential part of traditional holiday garments of Uzbek women are gold and silver jewellery: earrings, bracelets, necklaces. The embroidery pattern was chosen not by chance, it always had magic or practical function. One could judge about the owner’s social status by the patterns, though sometimes they bear other meanings. For instance, repeating geometrical pattern on the braiding was a something like an amulet.

The footwear consisted of mahsi (ichigi – nice heelless step-in boots with a soft sole), and high boots made of rough leather or rubber. It was very handy and warm footwear which is quite popular even today

Comments (2)



4 years ago





4 years ago

Dear Shahlo,

Thank you for interesting article.  People just are beatiful. Not only sometimes. Because they are created by the Maker.

I agree with you that patterns means, they have very ancient and powerful meanings, which we very often do not understand.  By the way, what is the wall behind you on the photo?  Is it wall of the building in Samarkand?  We have very similar wall on Hodja Akhmed Yassevi in Turkistan, Kazakhstan. 

And also footwear - mahsi (we call it here more softly -" Myassi") in South Kazakhstan is not only for women, also for men.  We wear it more in winter. 

Thank you and good luck.  Ak Zhol Bolsun! 

Kind regards,