Clothing varies from region to region depending on the people’s • Ethnicity, geography, climate and cultural traditions. History of clothing goes back to the 5th millennium BC inthe Indus Valley Civilization, Mesopotamia, etc. • cotton was spun, woven and dyed. • Bone needles and wooden spindles were used Countries like Afghanistan, Bhutan, India and Japan arerich in their culture and represent a style from particularregion
Traditional dress of Afghanistan is vibrant and diverse in culture. • Salwar Kameez in vibrant colors in southern Afghanistan • Headscarves with jewellery. • Men wear long full kurta with half jacket. • Turbans are wear as per class, tribe and status.
Due to influence of Taliban Rule, the western dresses are notworn in publicWomen are to be covered with burqa or veil.Mens should wear turban or headcap
Modern Bhutanese culture derives fromancient culture. This culture affected the earlygrowth of this country.Men wear a heavy knee-length robe tied witha beltWomen wear colourful blouses over whichthey fold and clasp a large rectangular clothClothes patterned in simple checks andstripes in earth tones.As per laws no one wears modern dresses.The colour of robe indicates the class andcaste.
Women & young girls Ghagra Choli or Pavadai Saris as per region, in some part 10mts or 12 mts used to be wear like in Southern India and Maharashtra. Salwar Kameez, Sharas from Nizam periodDresses worn by men Turbans Dhoti Lungi Pajama Kurta Gandhi cap etc.
Influenced by European Style India has adaptednew style of costume from 19th century onwards Women & young girls Western outfits like trousers, shirts, frocks, & skirts. Saris as per region but wore in a new fashion way. The length is maximum 6mtr. Traditional dresses like salwar kameez, ghaghra choli, pavdai,Dresses worn by men Are classified as formal and casual. In formal trousers, shirts Under casual jeans, shirts and traditional dresses kurta pyjama, veshti, jodhpuri pants etc.
Ancient Japanese clothing was mostly unisex, with differencesbeing in colors, length and sleeves Kimono vibrant colors and floral designs Womens obi in ancient Japanese clothing would mostly be elaborate and decorative. The most interesting piece of ancient Japanese clothing is the ju-ni-hitoe or the twelve layers adorned by ladies at the imperial court. It is multi-layered and very heavy and worn on a daily basis for centuries!
Due to influence of Western countries Japan has adapted western outfits in their daily life. Traditional dresses are worn during special occasions But still the Japanese follow etiquette and rules of formality like such as wearing of white tie to attend a wedding and a black tie with the same black suit to funeral