Greetings, Kyrgyzstan's tourists! We are delighted to welcome you to our warm and friendly country! Today, we'd like to share some information about our culture, especially the Kyrgyz traditional clothes. So get ready, rent a car, and join us on our unforgettable tour!
Nowadays, many different exhibitions and tours are held in Kyrgyzstan regarding the traditional clothes, which is famous all over the world for its uniqueness and history. These museums throughly show the heritage of traditional clothes, including outerwear, dresses, hats and much more. There are also fairs where you can try on or even buy the Kyrgyz people's traditional clothes. Travel Experts can help you in renting a car so that you can spend your tour in comfort and save time. Simply contact us and the highly-experienced drivers and qualified guides will be surely given to you.
The Kyrgyz national clothing has played and still plays an important symbolic role in the preservation of national values and cultural heritage and in the creation of a feeling of unity of the people. They are formed and existed in certain geographic and economic circumstances and continually evolved within different traditions.
The most famous item of clothing in Kyrgyzstan is an Ak kalpak, a tall hat made of white felt. The Kyrgyz Ak kalpak is very functional - in summer it saves from heat, in winter from wind and frost. Men's clothing consisted of underwear and outerwear. The underwear was a shirt - «koinek», wide trousers - «shym». Sheepskin coat - «tone» and quilted «chapan» are among the outerwear options. Chapan is a long that is sewn on cotton or camel wool and topped with silk, linen, or velveteen. Men's shoes consisted of «otuk» (leather boots), «kepich» (leather galoshes with heels), and «maas» (soft boots).
The traditional dress for women consisted of a long white shirt that served as a dress and long wide trousers worn underneath. Over the outfit, a sleeveless jacket was worn. The headdress was a one-of-a-kind piece of women's clothing. «Kuu topu» was worn by girls under the age of seventeen. Before marriage, young girls wore «tebetey». After she married, the girl started to wear «elechek», which she used to hide her hair. Elechek was used both in the summer and the winter. A married woman was also wearing a black velvet «beldemchi». Beldemchi's wide belt supported posture, kept warm in the lower back, for nomadic life and riding a horse and camel, beldemchi was indispensable.