Central Asian clothing
In Central Asian countries such as Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan, the tunic and loose trousers ensemble forms part of traditional costume. Men will wear turbans or hats with their tunics and sirwals whilst women will wear scarves or hats.
Lozim and kuylak
Women in Central Asian Uzbekistan traditionally wear the sirwal known as lozim in which is wide. Over the lozim, women wear dresses known as kuylak which are generally full sleeved and fall to below the knees but some can be long dresses. A head scarf is traditionally worn over the head which is tied at the back of the neck. Some women also use a second scarf.
Central Asian countries are known for their eccentric headwear. These hats are often very puffy and very big. They are pretty neat.
Lozim and chakmon
Izor and kurta
Women in Tajikistan also wear dresses which are long robes called kurta with sirwal called izor (also referred to as sharovary) tied at the ankles. The ankle gathers are tied with a cord. Head scarfs are also worn.
Balaq and koynak
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