Azerbaijani traditional clothing

Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

In the cadres there are clothes belonging to the different regions of Azerbaijan which vary with their ornaments, colors and gentleness and reflect the local characteristics of different areas, the age of their owners and their position in the society. Azerbaijani women outwears developed as continuance of ancient dressing traditions. Yet, this tradition enriched over the time, became more beautiful and developed in decorative direction. The changes happened in various parts, ornaments and decorations. Women clothes were made of silk while men clothes were made of broadcloth and shawl weaved at home. In XVIII century women outwears consisted of blouse, chapkan, arkhalig, kurdu, kulaja, labbada, eshmak and bahari (traditional dresses). They were decorated with various silver laces – “sarima”, “karagoz”, “zanjira”, “shahpasend”, golden and silver buttons and artistic embroidery such as “gulabatin”, “takalduz”, “pilak” and others.
The outfit was competed by gilded belts, leather belts with silver buttons on them and silver buckles, “tesekbashi”, breast-collar, head jewelry, earrings, bracelets and other women adornments – “imaret” decorated with diamonds, rubies, pearls, turquoises and other valuable stones.
There were seven types of women head-dresses. Wraps with beautiful, colorful ornaments, silk kerchiefs, small scarfs with tiny patterns, white veils and others.
Women shoes consisted of sandals, high shoes and others that had gentle and amazing patterns.

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