Asia

Pakistan

This doll represents a woman from the Baluchistan area of Pakistan, where women’s clothes consist of a long, loose dress called a pashk, worn over gathered pants called shalwar.  Women also wear a large shawl or chadar.

More info:


Tripod.com/albelushi/cultu.htm
Balochilinguist.wordpress.com
Traditional Clothing

Kashmir

This doll represents a Muslim woman of Kashmir.  It is the northernmost state of India, although parts of the Kashmir region are claimed by and controlled by Pakistan.  In this photo, the woman’s earrings, known as Kan-e-Waje, are quite noticeable.  Made of silver, they are heavy and have to be supported by  Tal Rez,  otherwise the ear lobes might be torn from the weight.

More info:
Traditional Clothing
Webindia123.com

On your computer go to “Kashmir ethnic clothing”,  the  “Images” section, to view colorful ethnic dress of this region.

 

Korea

This Korean woman in traditional clothing is playing an instrument called a kayagum.  Her outfit consists of a “blouse” called a chogori and “skirt”  called a ch’ima.

More info:
Lifeinkorea.com/Culture/spotlight

Lifeinkorea.com/cgi-bin/pictures