Traditional costume including the piupiu and tipare is worn by members of concert groups (also known as kapa haka groups, cultural entertainers or theatre groups) at many different events around New Zealand.
In Hawaii grass skirts are worn as part of their traditional hula costume. Historically hula costume consisted of a lei, a grass skirt, and ankle bracelets. This dress was used during the hula dance, the traditional Hawaiian dance.
Lei is a garland or wreath. The most popular concept of a lei in Hawaiian culture is a wreath of flowers presented upon arriving or leaving as a symbol of affection.
A simple 6 piece wooden puzzle from the Children of the World Tuzzles range. The puzzle depicts an Indian girl, wearing a traditional Sari, with a bindi on her forehead and holding her hands together in a prayer position.
A sherwani is a long garment which resembles an Achkan and it is very popular among men in South-Asia. It is famous as a wedding outfit. A sherwani signifies the rich traditional fashion style of India as it is a traditional outfit of Indian men. It signifies elegance and style.
The cheongsam, also known as a qipao, is a close-fitting dress that originated in 1920s Shanghai. There are many different designs of the cheongsam including those with short-capped sleeves, long fur lined sleeves and sleeveless.
A Tangzhuang is a variant of a traditional Chinese jacket. The tangzhuang is sometimes translated as a Tang Suit or Jacket.
The Tang Suits basic style includes a Mandarin collar, front opening and knotted Chinese buttons. Shoulder pads are inserted for better fit.
Tang suits are made in different colours, most commonly red, dark blue, gold and black. One common design is the usage of Chinese characters to spread good luck and wishes.
The Chinese Officials Winter Hat is comprised of a skull cap with an upturned brim, usually made of red, yellow and black silks, with insignias stitched in to the design. These hats are topped with knobs of different materials, signifying an Officials rank.