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Minisak, kurta and other types of outerwear of Surkhandarya women

Out of outerwear, sedentary women wore minisak made of expensive fabrics for the holidays, and women of the mountains and foothills with a semi-nomadic lifestyle wore zhelak. In addition to them, quilted dressing robes-chapan were worn in winter.

The paranja-burqa in the valley was used as a day off streetwear, but more often kurta or zhelak.

Kurta and zhelak are short head-dressing robes without lining and chachwan-veil worn on the head over the headdress. They, like the burqa, had long sleeves fastened at the back. Their front hems and collars were decorated with coins, colored embroidery, and numerous multicolored tassels designed to distract attention from the woman's face.

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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Minisak, kurta and other types of outerwear of Surkhandarya women
Minisak, kurta and other types of outerwear of Surkhandarya women