A long colorful skirt paired with an off-the-shoulder blouse is customary for women, while the national outfit primarily worn by men is the "Liqui Liqui.
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The male flamenco performers' traditional costumes consist of black or red tuxedo shirts and classic slacks. Traditional Spanish bullfighters ' costumes have also remained unchanged over the years and are elaborate costumes inspired by the flamboyant 18th-century Andalusian styling. In addition to these Spanish costumes for specific performers, every region in Spain has its own traditional clothing and Spanish dresses. They are not often worn, but you can often catch a glimpse of them during regional celebrations and parades.
Most traditional Spanish clothing is reserved for special events and celebrations. The most common pieces, still used today, include: The mantilla is a traditional Spanish veil piece that is often worn during religious celebrations such as Spanish weddings.
It is a light lace or silk scarf that is worn over the head or shoulders on a high comb and held in place by pins. The peineta is a large decorative comb placed in the hair to hold up the mantilla. What many people are not familiar with is its origin—it is uses the word Chinese for a reason. The history of this costume goes back to the 19th century and an Indian slave by the name of Mirra. Mirra was a slave to a Chinese family in present-day Kochi, India.
Stolen by pirates, she made her way to Mexico, by now a converted and devout Catholic, where she was sold to Pueblan merchant. Unwilling to give up her traditional clothing, she continued to wear a sari which would later serve as the inspiration for the dress we know today. Catarina de San Juan, Mirra's adopted name, would later attain her freedom and spend the remainder of her life in a convent passing away at the age of 82 in Today, you can visit her tomb in the Templo de la Compañía in Puebla.
Charro is a term used for someone that comes from Salamanca in Spain. In Mexico, charro is the term that refers to a traditional horseman from Mexico. This name probably originates from horseman who arrived and settled in Mexico. An important part of the charro iconography is the traditional outfit worn by a Mexican cowboy, which most people associate with Mariachi musicians but has its roots in the open areas where horsemanship and brute strength were necessary for survival.
The jacket has a Nehru collar ,  which is a collar that stands up. Churidars are trousers that are loose around the hips and thighs, but are tight and gathered around the ankle. A scarf called a dupatta is sometimes added to the achkan. A Jodhpuri or a Bandhgala is a formal evening suit from India. Also known as Jodhpuri Suit ,  it is a western style suit product, with a coat and a trouser , at times accompanied by a vest. It brings together the western cut with Indian hand- embroidery escorted by the Waist coat.
The material can be silk or any other suiting material. Normally, the material is lined at the collar and at the buttons with embroidery. This can be plain, jacquard or jamewari material. Normally, the trousers match that of the coat. There is also a trend now to wear contrasting trousers to match the coat colour. Bandhgala quickly became a popular formal and semi-formal uniform across Rajasthan and eventually throughout India.
Angarakha is a traditional upper garment worn in the Indian Subcontinent which overlap and are tied to the left or right shoulder. Historically, the Angrakha was a court outfit that a person could wrap around himself, offering flexible ease with the knots and ties appropriate for wearing in the various principalities of ancient India. Sari jama The jama is a long coat which was popular during the Mughal period.
There are many types of jama costumes which were worn in various regions of South Asia , the use of which began to wane by the end of the 19th century A.
The Indian turban or the pagri is worn in many regions in the country, incorporating various styles and designs depending on the place. Other types of headgear such as the Taqiyah and Gandhi cap are worn by different communities within the country to signify a common ideology or interest.
The Dastar, also known as a pagri , is a turban worn by the Sikh community of India. Is a symbol of faith representing values such as valour, honour and spirituality among others. Pheta is the Marathi name for turbans worn in the state of Maharashtra.
Its usually worn during traditional ceremonies and occasions. It was a mandatory part of clothing in the past and have evolved into various styles in different regions. Originally worn by the kings of Mysore during formal meeting in durbar and in ceremonial processions during festivals, and meeting with foreign dignitaries, the Mysore peta has come to signify the cultural tradition of the Mysore and Kodagu district.
Turbans in Rajasthan are called pagari or "safa". They are distinctive in style and colour, and indicate the caste, social class and region of the wearer. In the hot and dry regions, turbans are large and loose.
The paggar is traditional in Mewar while the safa is to Marwar. In the past, saffron stood for valour and chivalry. A white turban stood for mourning. The exchange of a turban meant undying friendship. The Gandhi cap, a white coloured cap made of khadi was popularised by Mahatma Gandhi during the Indian independence movement. The practice of wearing a Gandhi cap was carried on even after independence and became a symbolic tradition for politicians and social activists.
The cap has been worn throughout history in many states such as Gujarat , Maharashtra , Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal and is still worn by many people without political significance.
In , the cap regained its political symbolism through the Aam Aadmi Party , which flaunted Gandhi caps with "I am a Common Man" written over it. During the Delhi Legislative Assembly election, , these caps led to a scuffle between Aam Aadmi Party and Congress workers, based on the reasoning that Gandhi caps were being used for political benefits. During the s and s , at the same time as Western fashion was absorbing elements of Indian dress, Indian fashion also began to actively absorb elements of Western dress.
Women started wearing more comfortable clothing and exposure to international fashion led to a fusion of western and Indian styles of clothing. While women have the choice to wear either Western or traditional dress to work,  most Indian multinational companies insist that male employees wear Western dress.
Women's clothing in India nowadays consist of both formal and casual wear such as gowns, pants, shirts and tops. Traditional Indian clothing such as the kurti have been combined with jeans to form part of casual attire.
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