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Kyrgyz Traditional clothes

Traditional clothes are highly valued among Kyrgyz people. When you travel in Kyrgyzstan, you will see them unchanged for seven hundred years. It is important to note that, Kyrgyz clothes were dressed in differently depending on various events as the social status, marital status and age of the person. We have no doubt that, you will love them in your tours in Kyrgyzstan.

Travelling in Kyrgyzstan will introduce you by men's outfit consisting of underwear and outerwear. You will find several types of men's pants made from leather or suede - "jarq shym", "kandagay", "chalbar". These kinds of clothes were worn by warriors and rich people. Besides, you are going to see winter clothes made from fur as "Ichik". Kyrgyz people liked to make clothes from the fur of wild animals such as wolf, fox and lynx. In your tour in Kyrgyzstan, you will find men's shoes as well like ankle boots Chokoy and Charyk and traditional hats tebetey, kalpak and malakai.

In addition, there is a female wardrobe which consists of underwear and outerwear. You will see a beautiful women's clothing as swing skirt - "beldemchi", where women used to decorate it with colorful items and men with metal plates.

We would like you to tell about girls' hats in your tour in Kyrgyzstan. Hats are usually decorated with feathers of birds, ornaments from silver, pearls, corals, and other stones. They also used to wear over the dress-shirt a short or long sleeveless jacket - "chyptama" and fur coat - "Ichik". You can see that, the Kyrgyz national clothes are very beautiful and worth adding in your tours in Kyrgyzstan.


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