The Kazakh suit, fluffy traditions. Details, particulars, features - as much they mean in a modern life, but, perhaps, still большее they had value for our ancestors. Especially it was shown in clothes. The embroidery, breed, furnish, a matter, presence of those or other components showed the status and a financial position. It now it is possible not to recognise the millionaire in the person dressed in usual jeans then all was much more clear. The same relation has passed and in fairy tales. Recollect, the Cinderella to get on ball, it was necessary to change clothes of the shabby dress, and the Cat in boots only thanking обувке has got to a palace. However, it is a lot of examples as in European, and east folklore. The Kazakh epos too is full of legends about courageous knights and the graceful beauties which clothes differed refined breed and ornaments. And modern Kazakhs are not present-is not present, and use details of national suits of ancestors in modern clothes. And to use is that. To take, at least fabrics. If underwear, and dresses sewed shirts from imported silks and ситцев the outer clothing became from local materials - skin of the most thin manufacture, the camel and sheep wool, felt. The nomadic life of far ancestors, and also the main crafts - hunting and cattle breeding - have found the reflexion in a national suit. Its forms were simple and rational, and the basic components of a suit were identical to different social strata. Distinction in social position was given out by an embroidery, cervical and manual ornaments, the materials used for furnish. So, for example, rich families preferred east silks and brocade, poor men were content with a clap. Owing to the hunting traditions and features of a climate, to furs important enough role was taken away. The sable fur had the greatest value, the marten was appreciated also. Not any man of means presumed to itself a fur coat from dark blue brocade (the material of this colour was appreciated especially expensively) with оторочкой from fur of the beaver. But thus all fur coats were sewed by fur inside, and the same brocade was outside used all. Surprisingly, but Kazakhs were able to manufacture skins of birds - гагар, herons and swans - fur coats from them, the truth, were an extreme rarity. To business there was only a skin and down, feathers left. The swan fur coat was a limit of dreams of any bride, and a jacket and caftans from this a material bore in themselves the latent sense, preserved the owners against vital disorders.
However, the goat skins though are not so exotic, used not smaller popularity both among rich, and among the poor. They were not afraid of a rain, at correctly manufacture became very soft. For manufacturing of fur coats and caftans from them pulled out long fibers, leaving only an underfur. For tailoring шальвар and skin dressing gowns completely cleared of fur. Such clothes could be decorated a silk embroidery, the riches of patterns did not know borders, unless imagination of needlewomen.
Headdresses were interesting also. A rigid climate when the summer torments an intolerable heat, and winter - intolerable frosts, a feat of Kazakhs on the invention of the diversified headdresses under the form. In the winter it there were big fur caps, is frequent островерхие, sewed of the fox fur, with summer of a head of men covered тюбетейки, and women - the square of a silk fabric combined in a special way. By the way, тюбетейка for the Kazakh man had very much great value, it removed unless for the night. During other time it necessarily was on a head, not very well, the cap has been put on or not.
The headdress of brides - the silver cone-shaped hat decorated on edge with jewels was very beautiful, got married a feather of an eagle owl. Ornaments from beads on each side hanged down, and from under a feather and to a floor the easy white fabric streams. These feathers were used and in headdresses of girls and girls - такиях. These hats and now can be met both in villages, and in a city, but, of course, basically on holidays and weddings.