Strange costumes

Why did the Greeks in battle needed pompoms on shoes that have borrowed the British from the French at the Battle of Waterloo and the like headdress became a sign of caste. Tells the story of the origin of the brightest parts of national images.

Bolivia: pot as a sign of caste

Wide multi-layered skirt, knitted cape and hat in the style of Charlie Chaplin – so dress Bolivian cholity. No "cake" with a necklace and feather weighing more than a horse harness, color. Bolivian modest.

Cholitami women traditionally called "low-caste" Indian women from the Quechua and Aymara tribes living on the territory of Bolivia and Peru. They can only rely on low-paid jobs, were not allowed to visit the restaurants and use a taxi. The situation changed when in 2006, the presidency took Evo Morales – the first since the Spanish colonization of the representative of the indigenous Indian population, Aimar. Now cholity visit any place vending them and move on convenient transportation, master model catwalks become journalist and broadcaster. But bowlers, love them back in the 1920s remain faithful.

They can only rely on low-paid jobs, were not allowed to visit the restaurants and use a taxi

On well-minded legend, hats were then brought from Italy for workers, but whether men turned out to be small, or simply did not fit. An enterprising trader immediately deployed an advertising campaign: the bowlers, it turns out to have a magical property – raised birth. The flew party was boliviy.

United Kingdom: hats as a way to demo the enemy

High shaggy hats from bear fur and are now decorated with the heads of the Royal Guard of Great Britain, however, only during parades and the worst of honor guard. The championship of wearing these hats belongs to the French Grenadiers. The accessory was considered one of the means of demoralize the enemy – the hat due to its impressive size increased growth and so rather big warriors. It also had practical importance: often bullets, who were sent to the head, got into the empty space caps.

The British made this peculiar trophy from the victorious battle for them at Waterloo – with the Napoleonic army in 1815.

Caps of the Royal Guard in English are called BEARSKIN and are really sewn from the skins of the North American Black Bear. The officers are from the more spectacular fur of the male, in ordinary – females of Grizzly. Despite the fact that hats are often transmitted "by inheritance" and serve almost a hundred years, it is required annually 50 – 100 new caps. Listening to the perturbation of kinds, the Ministry of Defense is trying to find an artificial alternative for the guards form, but so far, according to representatives of the department, the synthetic fur does not withstand competition – mocking, fades, rises end and quickly loses the form. Therefore, the brave Guards of Her Majesty continues at any time of the year to steam in their luxury heads – 45.7 cm in height and 3 kg of weight.

Greece: boots with pompoms as a means of storage

Evzons – "Well subsidence" – arose as an elite division of the Greek infantry at the beginning of the XIX century. Now called representatives of the presidential guard, carrying the honorary guard at the grave of an unknown soldier. The selection in elite troops is strict. In addition to representative appearance (growth of at least 187 cm!) non-real endurance.

In order to dress in a special form, the ordinary one is given 45 minutes. The task is not from the lungs. You need to wear: White wool stockings, a white shirt, a woolen pleated skirt with 400 folds – Fustanela, black garters for garters with brushes – Calcodes, vest, red hat with a brush – Fareon, Boots with big black pompons – Tsaruhi.

Pompona is also not just a decoration. Sometime in them hid the sharply knives.

One boot weighs about 3 kg and fell 60 steel nails. Thanks to the latter circumstance, every step is accompanied by evzones distinguishable, giving special solemnity to an event sound. Pompona is also not just a decoration. Sometime in them hid the sharply knives. A self-loading rifle is attached to the Along.

Every Sunday morning in Athens undergoes the main shift of Karaul. The entire composition of the company of Evzon is participating in the ceremony – about 150 people. Under the sounds of the national anthem, often on a 40-degree heat, in woolen clothes, loudly clay boots with pompons, the presidential guard makes a solemn path from the barracks to the main square of the city. Unforgettable spectacle.

Papua – New Guinea: Penis Case as a way to express emotions

The national costume of Papuans shocked the world community in the spring of 2017, when the representative of Papua – New Guinea appeared in it at the UN General Assembly meeting. The basis was the dress koteka (fallokript) – original holder for membe.

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Typically, this accessory is made from the dried fetus of the lagenarium, similar to our pumpkin, to which, during growth, ties the severity, so that it is pulled out, and tied with a cord to give various forms. Gadget has two loops: one is put on the membe, the other covers the torso. With their help, you can "manage" – lift or lower.

Fallokriptes can have different shapes and sizes – respectively merit. Boys laid no more than 20 cm cases that are not characterized by the fortune of forms, but the elders have the right to wear kopets up to 60 cm.

Device multifunctional. First, it is protective. Secondly, shows social status. Thirdly, with their help express emotions. So, they are mashed in front of the enemy, causing a fight and demonstrating their ferocity. Fallokriptes also replace the identity card: in their form, you can determine which tribe owner belongs to. For example, the Yali tribe prefers long and thin kophek, and representatives of Tiwa are as many two fetas, the space between which is used as a kind of wallet – we carry all the little things. Kopets, decorated with feathers, beads and shells, wear during the solemn ceremonies and sell tourists as souvenirs.

France: Aprons as the basis of the sperm

Every year July 14, France celebrates Bastille Day. Military parade, according to tradition, open the pioneers of a foreign legion. They are all like one, beardeds, on the shoulder – ax. Complements the elegant white shape leather work apron – indispensable affiliation of the French army sapper since 1747. They were and then were pioneers, went ahead, with the same axes – to break the gate of the enemy fortresses. They performed the responsibility of the current engineering troops: fortification structures were built, dug ivva, neutralized shells, provided a crossing.

An apron made of thick buffalo skin served as protection from wooden chips and powder, and in his pockets it was convenient to wear the necessary tools. The beard was considered a special privilege of sappers whose life was usually short. According to tradition, veterans who served in a foreign legion for 25 years, were awarded the name ax and apron.

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