Traditional dress of Argentina: The warrior Gaucho costume

People normally look Argentina from the soccer perspective while some fantasize this beautiful country for its wild and Amazon. But here is another aspect of Argentina, the magnificent attitude in their traditional and warrior Guacho costume.

A couple in traditional costume attending the provincial festival of the Horse - Bragado Province of Buenos Aires - Image by Sebke

A couple in traditional costume attending the provincial festival of the Horse – Bragado Province of Buenos Aires – Image by Sebke

In the recent years, the people of Argentina prefer to wear the Western style dresses mostly like the people of the United States or Canada but still if you look around the remote areas of Argentina, you’ll easily find the typical cowboy population in their traditional life styles.

Traditional Gaucho costume from Argentina - Photo by Eduardo Amorim

Traditional Gaucho costume from Argentina – Photo by Eduardo Amorim

To know about the traditional dress of Argentina, it is essential to have knowledge about the term, “Gaucho (gaúcho in Portuguese, gaucho in Spanish)”. Gaucho normally denotes the residents or inhabitants of the South American pampas or grasslands. They are almost like the North American “cowboy” who have the genuine profession of herding the cattle and practice hunting to meet their economic needs.

Colors of Gaucho from Argentina - Reins are made with pure silver - Image by Eduardo Amorim

Colors of Gaucho from Argentina – Reins are made with pure silver – Image by Eduardo Amorim

Gauchos are nowadays considered as the symbol of the national pride of Argentina. They are tremendous horse riders and famous for their distinctive and conventional costumes.The Gauchos of Argentina love to eat beef along with the herbal infusion prepared from Yerba and feel delighted to roam with their horses in the massive grasslands of the country. The fascinating features of the Gauchos of Argentina are their traditional clothing items that mainly include “espadrilles” originally made with black canvas but are now produced with a wide range of colours and patterns; some are made with a rubber sole.

An old couple from Argentina wearing bombachas - Photo: Jorges06

An old couple from Argentina wearing bombachas – Photo: Jorges06

The bombachas are actually trousers made with strong cotton fabric traditionally in beige, white and black colors. These trousers can be easily be identified because of the button they have at the ankle which is used to narrow them.

Traditional fabric from Argentina - Image by teachingsagittarian

Traditional fabric from Argentina – Image by teachingsagittarian

Gaucho horse riders traditionally use “Poncho” which is a large cloak or cape cut like a blanket with a slit in the center for the head. The main purpose is to protect themselves from the harsh effects of the cold winters in the pampas. Gauchos of Argentina also wear the stylish gaucho hats which have regional differences in shape and style. They also wear boinas (berets) in their everyday activities. The typical gaucho outfit would include a poncho with a facón (large knife), a rebenque (leather whip), and bombachas, belted with a tirador, or achiripá, a loincloth.

The traditional tools of an Argentina guacho (Horseback) - Image by Eduardo Amorim

The traditional tools of an Argentina guacho (Horseback) – Image by Eduardo Amorim

Without horse boots the traditional gaucho dress is never completed. Sometimes these traditional horse boots were having no heels and were open at the ends while some were made of leather with heels and they were known as “patriotic boots”. The northern Argentine gaucho boots often have folds that resemble bellows, i.e. leather legs “cordoned off” as a way of defending the forest and possible snake bites.

Gaucho - Traditional Leather boots - A fantastic image by Eduardo Amorim

Gaucho – Traditional Leather boots – A fantastic image by Eduardo Amorim

Gauchos of Argentina had the trend to wear their traditional pants particularly by women. These loose pants are like Capri pants and are normally knee lengths having a woven cuff with “guarda pampa” design, as well as a high and wide belted waist. The women of Argentina traditionally love to wear the costumes prepared with embellished patterns and in bright colors.

A couple performing Tango in Argentina - Photo by Prayitno

A couple performing Tango in Argentina – Photo by Prayitno

Even today, the normal trend for the Argentine women is to wear a typical two-piece dress with very full skirts, primarily because it is designed to be both comfortable and functional when a woman is dancing.

Ceremonial dresses of Argentina women often includes embellishments such as beads - Image by Lisandro M. Enrique

Ceremonial dresses of Argentina women often includes embellishments such as beads – Image by Lisandro M. Enrique

In the ceremonial or functional events, the Argentine women love to use jewelry often prepared with beads.

Traditional Accessories of Gaucho - From San Antonio de Areco, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina - Image by Eduardo Amorim

Traditional Accessories of Gaucho – From San Antonio de Areco, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina – Image by Eduardo Amorim

The warrior Gaucho costume is truly symbolic in Argentina as an emblem of prestige and the Argentine people feel proud on their traditional dress.

A rider on horse back wearing traditional Guacho belt - Argentina - Image by Eduardo Amorim

A rider on horse back wearing traditional Guacho belt – Argentina – Image by Eduardo Amorim

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Traditional dress of Georgia: The fantastic Chokha

Georgia is a country located on the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains, forming a natural border with the north Caucasian republics of the Russian Federation. Tbilisi is the capital and the country covers an area of approximately 27500 sq. miles.

Ttraditional dress of Georgia: A photo by Vadiroma

Ttraditional dress of Georgia: A photo by Vadiroma

The history of Georgia can be traced back to the ancient kingdoms of Colchis and Iberia, and it was one of the first countries to adopt Christianity as an official religion, early in the 4th century. At the beginning of the 19th century Georgia became a part of the Russian Empire. After a brief period of independence following the Russian Revolution of 1917, Georgia was forcibly incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1922. Independence was restored in 1991. Passing through all these historic phases, the culture of Georgia has been evolved a lot having the influences of different nations.

A Georgian drum beater in his traditional dress - Image by Socialism Expo.

A Georgian drum beater in his traditional dress – Image by Socialism Expo.

Georgians feel pride for their magnificent cultural heritage which they inherited from their predecessors. Their dress code is much inspired from the Northern Caucasian regions. The traditional dress of Georgia is Chokha that was used by the Georgians from the 9th century until the 1920s.

A Folk couple in traditional Georgian dress - Image by Denis' Life

A Folk couple in traditional Georgian dress – Image by Denis’ Life

Still the Georgians have the customs to wear their traditional Chokha dress in the wedding functions, festive occasions, ritual events and in the national parades. After the elimination of the Russian domination, once again the fantastic Chokha is revived among the people of Georgia.

A man in traditional Georgean costume - Image by shioshvili

A man in traditional Georgean costume – Image by shioshvili

Chokha, the traditional dress of Georgia remained the emblem of the country’s pride for a thousand year and now again since the country’s independence it is commonly worn by the Georgians as symbol of their proud past and resistance to occupation.The chokha outfit includes a sword, the akhalukhi (a shirt worn underneath the chokha), the masrebi (the bullets), and the kabalakhi (a hood, separate from the robe) or nabdis kudi (a tall fur hat).

Georgian folk dancer in exquisite pose - An image by CONVERSUM

Georgian folk dancer in exquisite pose – An image by CONVERSUM

The Georgian also use many other types of traditional fur clothing including a bashlyk, also spelled Bashlik (a cone-shaped headdress usually made of wool).

Georgian Folk dancer in a row wearing traditional costumes - Image by CONVERSUM

Georgian Folk dancer in a row wearing traditional costumes – Image by CONVERSUM

The Georgian men also often use Papakha which is a male wool hat worn throughout the Caucasus. The plural of Papakha is Papakhi.

Beautiful Georgian girls singing and dancing. Traditional attires - Image by Socialism Expo.

Beautiful Georgian girls singing and dancing. Traditional attires – Image by Socialism Expo.

The diverse and unique culture of Georgia is much reflected from their traditional folk dances especially from Kartuli Tsekva (the traditional dance of Georgia).

Georgian women in folk costumes - Image  by Denis' Life

Georgian women in folk costumes – Image by Denis’ Life

Apart from the grace of the traditional dress of Georgia, these traditional dances also express the courage and bravery of the Georgian men, along with the sophistication and the magnificence of the Georgian women.

Georgian bride and groom paying tribute to the candles. - Image by Chiara Neve

Georgian bride and groom paying tribute to the candles. – Image by Chiara Neve

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Colors of Kalash: 5 lovely images of beautiful Kalash girls

The Kalash tribe in Pakistan is perhaps the smallest but one of the most magnificent ethnic groups of Pakistan in terms of their rich and distinguished cultural background. Kalash tribe is well known for their unique customs and traditions. Geographically their area is known as Kafiristan which is actually a splendid valley zone in the district of Chitral in Khyber Pakhtun Khuwah province.The people of Kalash commonly known as Kalasha are so unique who belong to Indo Aryan community. They speak Kalash language and are scattered in the three valleys namely Birir, Bumburet and Rumbur in Kafirastan.

Look at these splendid colors of Kalash. 5 lovely images of beautiful Kalash girls

Kalasha girls sorting out beaded jewellery - Image (by manalahmadkhan)

Kalasha girls sorting out beaded jewellery – Image (by manalahmadkhan)

Kalash girls in a magnificent pose - Photo by groundreporter

Kalash girls in a magnificent pose – Photo by groundreporter

Kalash women dancing during their annual festival - Image by groundreporter

Kalash women dancing during their annual festival – Image by groundreporter

Kalash girls ready for festival dance - Photo by groundreporter

Kalash girls ready for festival dance – Photo by groundreporter

Kalash girls enthusiast - For folk dance - An image by groundreporter on flickr

Kalash girls enthusiast – For folk dance – An image by groundreporter on flickr

 

 

 

 

Traditional dress of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Without any prejudice and regardless of their conservative approach, the Saudi people are generally very hospitable and benevolent. They possess a very rich cultural heritage full of tremendous Bedouin traditions. Although the oil wealth has brought enormous and luxurious change in their lifestyles but even then, the Saudis have taken their symbolic values, customs and traditions with pride. The Saudis are so traditional. Apart from the western influence, you’ll generally find them wearing their classic and conventional costumes.

Saudi boys in a brilliant dancing pose - Image by Tribes of the World

Saudi boys in a brilliant dancing pose – Image by Tribes of the World

If we say that the traditional dress of Saudi Arabia truly reflects the Kingdom’s culture, it would not be wrong.

A Saudi kid - Very cute in his traditional attire - Image by Ahmed.Abdullah

A Saudi kid – Very cute in his traditional attire – Image by Ahmed.Abdullah

For the rest of the world, the traditional dress code of Saudi Arabia might be bourgeois and conservative but in fact it is fully conversant with the Kingdom’s harsh climate. The traditional dress for Saudi men consists of a usually white colored Thobe which is normally very well ironed. Thobe may also be spelled as Thawb and it is actually an ankle length garment usually with long sleeves in a tunic shape. During summer, white thobes are commonly seen and during winter, the Saudis prefer to wear wool thobes usually in bright colors.

Saudi men in their traditional thobes enjoting wedding feast - Image by Tribes of the World

Saudi men in their traditional thobes enjoting wedding feast – Image by Tribes of the World

Let’s not forget that the headdress is the significant part of the traditional Saudi attire for men. The Saudi men’s headdress consists of Tagia “a small white cap that keeps the gutra tight”, the Gutra which is a large square cloth made of cotton and traditionally it is worn a white or red one or in checked contrasts. Igal or Agal is the third part of the Saudi men’s headdress which is necessary to keep the whole thing in place. Igal may be black cord or worn doubled.

A Saudi man wearing a sophisticated Bisht - The phot is owned by Hues of Heather

A Saudi man wearing a sophisticated Bisht – The phot is owned by Hues of Heather

In the festive occasions and wedding ceremonies, the Saudi men for the matter of pride and prestige also wear Bisht and It is essentially a flowing outer cloak made of wool, worn over the Thobe. Sometimes Bisht is long white, brown or black cloaks trimmed in gold.

Traditionally veiled Saudi women (Saudi Arabia's Independence Day in Riyadh) - Photo by Tribes of the World

Traditionally veiled Saudi women (Saudi Arabia’s Independence Day in Riyadh) – Photo by Tribes of the World

Saudi women are very fashionable but they don’t appear in public in showy and customary manner like women of the rest of the world. Their dress code like men is also governed by Sharia law and the traditional dress for Saudi women includes Abayah along with Scarf.

Abaya - In different exotic desings - A photo by Lars Plougmann

Abaya – In different exotic desings – A photo by Lars Plougmann

This dress code covers the entire body and the veil covers the head and hair but the face is normally open and visible. Abayah comes in different styles and adorned with embellished patterns these days. Abayah is usually a black and tunic cloak and beneath which, the Saudi women enjoy modern clothing and take great pride in their appearance. They enjoy bright colours and lavish material.

Saudi women traditionally wear a shayla – a black, gauzy scarf - Image by Flood on flickr

Saudi women traditionally wear a shayla – a black, gauzy scarf – Image by Flood on flickr

The scarves of the Saudi women are also worth seen. Some Saudi women wear scarves made of sheer material. It must be remembered that wearing veil is a thousands of years old traditions even before the advent of Islam in this region. This is also a natural way to protect the skin and eyes from the brutal sun and prevents the constant exposure to sun. After Islam, the scarf also became a symbol of decency and character for the women of Saudi Arabia.

SAUDI WOMAN WITH HER JEWELRY - PHOTO by Nouf AL Kinani نوف ال كناني

SAUDI WOMAN WITH HER JEWELRY – PHOTO by Nouf AL Kinani نوف ال كناني

The traditional jewelry for Saudi women is usually made of silver and gold. Saudi women are crazy for their personal decoration and wear the jewelry as a symbol of dignity and self-respect.  For Bedouin women, their jewelry is not only of special importance but it is a matter of social and economic status. The modern Saudi women nowadays prefer gold over silver and lighter-weight pieces unlike their grandmothers who loved the large and heavy ones. Saudi Children also wear jewelry that contains silver bracelets or anklets, most often trimmed with tiny bells.

Saudi Women playing socce - Photo by Aslan Media on flickr

Saudi Women playing socce – Photo by Aslan Media on flickr

Things are rapidly changing with the passage of times. The Saudi youth are nowadays normally seen in modern costumes in their casual affairs. The typical traditional dress of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is gradually becoming a part of either official affairs or the segment of the formal folklore.

FOLK DANCERS  Their traditional costumes - Photo by puthoOr photOgraphy

FOLK DANCERS Their traditional costumes – Photo by puthoOr photOgraphy

Now in the Saudi Folklore like folk dances, the performers wear the traditional dresses. “Al Ardah” is a type of folkloric dance in Saudi Arabia. Originally, the “al ardah” was performed only by the Shammar tribe of the central Nejd region before going to war, but nowadays it is done at celebrations or cultural events by all tribes.

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Coconut octopus of the Pacific ocean: The astonishing creature

Coconut octopus is an astonishing creature which is native to the sandy bottoms in bays or lagoons of the Pacific ocean. It is also known as veined octopus and biologically named as Amphioctopus marginatus having a surprising feature of frequently burying itself in the sand with only its eyes uncovered. Coconut octopus commonly preys upon shrimp, crabs, and clams, and displays unusual behaviour, including bipedal walking and gathering and using coconut shells and seashells for shelter. The main body of the coconut octopus is typically around 8 centimeters (3 in) in size, and, with arms, approximately 15 centimeters (6 in) long. The octopus displays a typical color pattern with dark ramified lines similar to veins, usually with a yellow siphon. The arms of coconut octopus of the Pacific ocean are usually dark in color, with contrasting white suckers. In many color displays, a lighter trapezoidal area can be seen immediately below the eye of this astonishing creature.

Coconut octopus of the Pacific ocean is an astonishing creature

Coconut octopus of the Pacific ocean is an astonishing creature