Why is Wearing a Shawl Considered Honorable?

What features do the national clothes of the Kazakhs have, besides ornaments and patterns? Why is wearing a shawl considered honorable? What is the meaning of clothing related beliefs? Ethnologist, designer Hanym Aydash answered questions of the Culture Talks program.

Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan, ethnologist Hanym Aydash studied Kazakh national clothing in detail and wrote a book about its impact on modern culture. Creating her designer collections, she manages to harmoniously combine the original folk traditions with modern style. Hanym Aydash gives a chance to young talents, who, under her mentorship, take confident steps in art and successfully exhibit their work at home and abroad