National clothing or a traditional style of each nation is part of the cultural heritage, reflecting the personality, the life and the climate of that land. Because climate is the main factor that allows the production of a specific type of textile material there, as well as contribute to the regulation of colors and patterns for traditional dress styles.
1. Saree – India.
Perhaps, India’s Saree is the most famous and recognized national costume in the world, for its integrity for centuries. If hundreds of years ago the Indian woman wore Saree, it is still the same now. There are many ways to wear saree, and is shown in many different styles such as wrap over the shoulder, or put on the head. They can be made of raw cotton, synthetic fibers and silk.
2. Kimono – Japan
This is also a traditional costume worn for both men, women and children in Japan. Kimono is a kind of long-standing costume, which has undergone a long period of development and throughout the Heian period (794-1192 BC) to date. Kimono is usually made from silk and satin, and the most valuable of the kimono is that the patterns on the fabric are hand-dyed by the method called Yuzen.
3. Folkdrakt – Sweden
Compared to the thickness of other national costumes, Sweden’s national costume has only been formed since the 19th century. They are based on the need to create a style for this particular nation in the movement against foreign costumes. Today’s Swedish outfit was designed by Märta Palme, a noble here, inspired by a farm outfit with long skirts, aprons and a white helmet to serve as a national costume. According to her, it is a costume with strong colors of life, which contrasts with the deep green forest and cold white snow.