Mongolian traditional clothes

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04

Jan
2017
Mongolian traditional clothes
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Hat

The Mongolian head dresses differed in shape and purpose; there were hats for the young and old, summer and winter & men & women, holidays and ceremonies & fashionable and everyday hats. There are 400 different styles. For ex; the cone shaped top of the hat (blue or red) had 32 stitching symbolizing the unification of 32 Mongolian tribes. The middle ages women & men wore summer hats made of plush wet velvet upturned brim &brocaded pointed tops.

 

Deel

 

The Del is loose calf-length tunic made of one piece of material. It has long sleeves, a high collar and buttons on the right shoulder. There are basically three types of dels, each worn during a particular season. The "Dan Del" is made of light, thinks bright materials and is worn by women during the late spring and summer. The "terleg" is a slightly more padded version and both men and women. The winter Del is serious, padded tunic lined with sheep skin, or layers of row cotton. Dels have the same cut whether worn by men or women. Male dels are just wider and in more somber colors. The Del for everyday wear is gray, brown or some other dark color, white the holiday Del is a bright blue, green or claret silk with a silk sash of contrasting color several meters long. The sash is not simply adornment. It also serves as a soft corset facilitating long riders on horse back. A Del has wide, cup-shaped sleeves nicknamed "hooves". There is a legend that the Manchu's introduced this style to make the Mongols the same as their horses. But it is a highly useful feature of the Del protecting the hands from the cold and from injures while doing hard work. Also shape is same golden and silver ingots. The khantaaz is a shorter traditional jacket, often made of silk, which is also buttoned to the side, and usually worn over the Del.

Mongolian shoes Gutal 

The Mongolian shoes are long boots made of cow hide with lifted toes and intricate designs and seams. From a practical standpoint, the boots with lifted toes allows the rider to have a good hold of stirrups. And they can be worn in all sessions with thick felt socks added in winter and removed in summer.