Armenian Traditional Dresses

Armenian Traditional Dresses

Each traditional clothing characterizes the nature of people and their lifestyle.

Armenia also has rich traditional clothing’s types. “Taraz” word has many meanings: dress, wear, look, fashion. Traditional dresses are expressing Armenian ethnic environment, cultural identity and climatic conditions.

A history of traditional TARAZ

Basically, traditional dress consisted of wool and cotton. Then Armenians started to import silk from China, from which sew clothing for rich people.

The colors have a special significance in the Armenian Taraz. According to the 14th century, Armenian philosopher Grigor Tatevatsi interpreted the 4 colors and elements of the Taraz. The black is the symbol of earth, the white – of the water, the red – of the air and the yellow is the symbol of the flame.

The taraz could tell many things about the person. It was possible to determine whether the person is married or single, or how many children they have.

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