The national decorative patterns of the Tatar costume have passed through the centuries and they are one of the main sources of pride for the Tatar people. Attire, shoes and headwear always had numerous decorative elements. Tatars still love decorating clothes with ornate patterns, depicting them on dishes, household items, and jewelry. Gold embroidery, coins and beads are very popular. The patterns most often feature floral motifs.
The national costume has always been decorated. There were a lot of decorations, and both men and women wore them. These were large gold rings, signature rings, rings, belt buckles, women’s braid pins, earrings, pendants, and much more. The exhibition features coats, chitek boots, headwear including kalfaks, tubeteikas, sarauts, scarves, and other items.
During its existence, the national Tatar costume has come a long way of historical development. The exhibition “Motifs of Tatar Patterns in National Costumes” explored its rich history.