What Countries Still Wear Traditional Clothes

May 2017
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India
Sorry correction. "Sh" ..... Shalwar.

*This form of dress is sourced from Afghanistan and neighbouring region of Pakistan from whence it spread east. Of late it has been take up with gusto all over South Asia and displaced the traditional Indian staple the Saree. This is evident in India where older images will show everybody wearing Saree and men a loin cloth but now Shalwar has replaced these traditional Indian dress.
Come on. This is not Afghan and Pakistani dress,kamiz is Arabic and shalwar is Persian, since Pakistan was closer and more easily conquered by them so it impacted Pakistanis early. Now, in modern times tribal clothes fit for hard activity but yes in a way here Indians were conquered by Pakistanis.
 
Nov 2016
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Indus Valley, Pakistan
Afghanistan 1960s




Pakistan International 1970s





Air India





Pakhtuns of Afghanistan/Pakistan 1930s


 

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Apr 2015
4,887
India
Shalwar Kameez is not worn either in Iran or any of the Arab countries, its seems although it adopted Arabic-Persian name, the origin seems to something else. The Scythians also known to have wore Pyjamas. The Medieval Indian novelty wore dress that resembles more similar to Scottish kilt, not Shalwar kameez or Kurta. Shalwar-kameez is popular among Muslims in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, Kurta among Hindus.
 
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May 2017
85
India
Shalwar Kameez is not worn either in Iran or any of the Arab countries, its seems although it adopted Arabic-Persian name, the origin seems to something else. The Scythians also known to have wore Pyjamas. The Medieval Indian novelty wore dress that resembles more similar to Scottish kilt, not Shalwar or Kurta. Shalwar is popular among Muslims in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, Kurta among Hindus.
Around 1900,Punjabi Hindus even in such distant parts like Attock wore dhoti rather than pyjamas.
 

Devdas

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Apr 2015
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India
Around 1900,Punjabi Hindus even in such distant parts like Attock wore dhoti rather than pyjamas.
Both Punjabi Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims didn't wear Pyjamas. They wore kameez and Lungi. Shalwar Kameez became popular only after partition.
 
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Aug 2014
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Crete
In Crete there are folks who waring traditional clothings to this day and not just for show, mostly old men of the countryside they live dressed like that.



The types have changed since 18th century, but it's quite close, especially the pants (vraka) and the boots (stivania)
 
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Feb 2015
183
Bali, Indonesia
In which countries do regular people still wear traditional clothes as daily and regular clothing.
Also, starting from which decade did traditional clothing become purely ceremonial in that country.
Exclude religious practitioners such as Gurus, Yogis, Sadhus, Imams, Monks, Shamans, Priests, etc.
Please correct me if there are any mistakes.

Both Clothes
India - both traditional and modern
Pakistan - both traditional and modern
Mongolia - both traditional and modern
Bangladesh - both traditional and modern
North Korea - both traditional and modern

Modern Clothes
China - no longer daily since the 30's?
Japan - no longer daily since the 30's?
Vietnam - no longer daily since the []'s
Thailand - no longer daily since the []'s
Singapore - no longer daily since the []'s
Philippines - no longer daily since the []'s
South Korea - no longer daily since the 70's?

Unsure
Laos Nepal Brunei Malaysia Myanmar SriLanka Indonesia Cambodia - unsure
It depends on which part of Indonesia, on modern cities they tend to be ceremonial. There are some formalities that involved Batik, but that's it.

People who lived in remote places or tribal villages, wore them on daily basis. But in the more modern part people wore normal clothes.