The Elechek Headdress: Kyrgyz Tradition

by Rikki Quintana November 09, 2019

Kyrgyz Elecheck Headdress

 

Have you every wondered about those dramatic turban-like headdresses worn by some Kyrgyz women? In this short video, learn a little bit about the traditional Kyrgyz headdress for married women, known as the "Elechek." Still in use today in rural areas and at festival times, it has a lot of history and culture behind it.

For even more information, read these blog articles:

 

http://www.uzbekjourneys.com/2014/12/elechek-kyrgyz-traditional-headdress.html

 

http://www.uzbekjourneys.com/2014/12/elechek-kyrgyz-traditional-headdress2.html




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