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Townspeople and residents of the foothills of Surkhandarya: how did their clothes differ?

The traditional costume of residents in the valley and the mountainous and foothill areas of Surkhandarya has certain differences.

Townspeople and residents of the foothills of Surkhandarya: how did their clothes differ?

The clothes of Boisun Uzbeks are largely similar to those of local Tajiks; they are distinctive in terms of width and length of elements, cutting, style of wearing, and the quality of fabrics and decorations.

The semi-nomadic populace of foothill areas preferred fabrics from goat or sheep wool while settled people relied on cotton fabrics such as buz, alacha kalami, karbos, susi, janda, hosa as well as silks and homespun mixed silk and factory-made fabrics such as shoyi, parpasha, adras, bekasam and benarase used to make holiday outfits.

You will find more examples of national Uzbek clothes in the book-album "Traditional Uzbek costume on materials of museum and private collections of Uzbekistan (Part 2)" (volume XLIX) from the series "Cultural legacy of Uzbekistan in the world collections".

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