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    Khampa Ladies, Tibet. By BetterWorld2010, via Flickr. Ornaments make up most of the life savings of many Khampa families. They are saved up for over many years and handed down for centuries from generation to generation within families. Until very recently, these families were nomadic ~ moving every few months because of the snowy seasons in the Himalayas ~ thus storing their wealth in portable form, such as art, precious fabrics and particularly jewellery and ornaments.

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    Parachicos, traditional dancers from Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico, who dance on the streets of the town during the annual Great Feast festivity (January 4-22) | Jorge Ojeda Badenes, via Flickr

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    Auvergne, France.

    Young women dressed in traditional costume attend a ceremony in Astana, Kazakhstan.

    A Bulgarian girl in a Pirin region costume.

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    China Poblana, traditional style of dress of women in the Mexican Republic, Puebla, Mexico

    Bolsward, Friesland.

    FolkCostume: Costume of the Arvan valley, Savoy, France

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    The headdress that gives the Vest-Agder woman her silhouette  is called “valk” and when she marries she will wear a large white cotton kersheif tied over it. To keep the pleated waistline in place she wears red woven suspenders buttoned to her skirt by two forged silver buttons.

    PERU, CHINCHERO: Elderly Quechua man wearing the distinctive hat and costume from the village of Chinchero knits a complicated pattern in alpaca wool using four knitting needles at the Sunday market in the Sacred Valley of Peru (© Tina Manley)

    Inner Mongolia | Traditional Mongol dress (Biking in Inner Mongolia, Xiwuqi)

    Russian traditional costume of an unmarried peasant girl: an embroidered blouse, a sarafan (a kind of a sleeveless dress) and a nice headband (only married women wore kokoshniks).

    TRADITION:A woman in an old-school German Dirndl dress.Pic: dorena-wm