The Study of Costume - Ethnic & Folk Costume

This section of The Costume Page contains sites featuring ethnic and folk costume from all regions of the world. Some of the costumes you'll find on these pages are still worn as everyday clothing. Some of them are worn on special occasions or for dance performances. Other ethnic costumes are known to us only from artifacts and pictures.
In addition to the sites listed below, the Costume History and Historical Topics pages contain sites dealing with the folkware of some European nations, the Instructions page includes information on ethnic crafts, and you can purchase folk costumes from sites listed on the Sources pages.


Asia & India


Near & Middle East

North, Central & South America

Pacific Islands

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