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National costume of Emir of Bukhara
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Emir is a king in Central Asia. Years ago Bukhara was a capital of Central Asia kingdom. Today it is 2500 years old. The cloth he is wearing called chapan in Uzbek language and hat he is wearing called salla in Uzbek. He has sable, which has golden ornament. Usually only very rich people could wear this kind of cloth.

Anatoly, from Uzbekistan


Man's dress. Boots. The late 19th - early 20th centuries. Golden embrodery.

Man's dress. The late 19th - early 20th centuries. Golden embrodery.

Contributions sent by: Mehry Babaeva
School Nr. 2, Bukhara, Uzbekistan


Traditional Uzbek male clothes consisted of warm quilted robe - chapan, tied up with a shawl or shawls, national hat - tyubiteika, and high boots made of thin leather. The male worn shirts with long sleeves of straight cut, underwear robe and out robe. There were summer - light robes and winter - warm quilted robes, both had cuts on the sides to make it more comfortable while sitting or walking.

There are many customs in our Republic. There are many national clothes in our country. They are: Skull cap, robe (national coat) for man and shawl, satin and others.
Robe and skull cap: this clothes are put on in diferent tradition.
Satin is put on in spring.



Chapon is Uzbek national dressing gown. Simple sort of chapon made from cotton lining without embroidery. This kind of chapon generally put on a man in ordinary days. There is many different kind of chapon in Uzbekistan. Another kind of chapon that you can see in this picture is the smart ore celebratory chapon. This sort of chapons embroidered national pattern by golden color threads. In past time, the smart chapon wearied only Padishahs and rich peoples. Nowadays it put on ordinary people in celebrations.


Female clothes consisted of traditional robe, functional dress made of satin, and sharovars - wide, light trousers narrowing in lower part. On the head they wore shawl or tyrban - a long silk, linen or cotton narrow piece of fabric, which was wound around the head.

Holiday clothes were made of different, more expensive and colourful fabrics, and embroidery.

Clothes for children were very similar to the forms of adult's clothes.

Having some common features, the clothes from different regions, tribes had it's own originality expressed in fabrics, forms of cutting etc.


Contributions sent by Ulug'bek
School: 9 gymnasium, Asaka
Coordinator teacher: Anatol Kochnev

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