By Laman Ismayilova
The Land of Fire never ceases to surprise fashion lovers with a fantastic range of traditional clothes.
Explore some of the most colorful traditional dresses that will grace the Baku Museum Center on March 15.
The fashion show is timed to the 10th anniversary of Azerbaijan Traditional Clothes Center, Azertag reported.
Stunning gowns made during these years as well as the new fashion collections will be presented as part of the event.
Famous public figures, art figures, intellectuals, artists and media representatives will attend the fashion show.
The traditional dress is all about delicate embroidery and bright colors, where red is the dominating one.
In the past, the bride used to wear a red wedding gown. In Baku, the bride wears a white dress with a beautiful red silk sash tied around her waist. For Azerbaijanis, red color is a symbol of well-being and happiness.
Young girls used to wear bright dresses decorated with various golden patterns. Therefore, a bright color scheme is a distinctive feature of the national costume of Azerbaijani women.
The fabrics used in the traditional costumes include silk, flax, wool or cotton. The finishing of clothes could make of the simplest outfit expensive and rich in appearance suit. With the use of laces, gold and silver threads, craftsmen created a real work of art. Coins were used from precious metals as ornaments that could be collected by whole generations.
The typical women’s traditional dress consists of under and outer garments and clothes for the upper and lower body. Bag-shaped cover “veil” and shutter for the face "rubend" were the important parts of the costume, which women wore while going out. Women also wore a short jacket called arkhalig with long sleeves, fitting back and chest, with a wide opening in the front.
Unmarried girls covered their heads with a cap like a skullcap, which was decorated with beads or silk. Married women tied several headscarves on their heads, such a dress was called "dinge". Women’s headwear kelagayi, a silk scarf protected them from both hot sun and cold wind.
Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova
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