Unique folk costumes are among the main elements of Mari self-identity and their pride in the Ural region. Their garments are passed from generation to generation, and some suits are several hundred years old. The secrets of their unique embroidery have been lost.
Mari people in the Ural region wearing traditional costumnes
Series, 3rd place
A carpenter’s family and their friends.
A portrait of a villager from Bolshaya Tavra.
A piece of a man’s costume.
Residents of the village of Kurki.
A portrait of a married couple.
A folk song and dance group from the village of Kurki.
A portrait of a priest of the Mari traditional religion in a cap.
A piece of interior and an old photo of the house owner.
A portrait of a traditional costume tailor.
A portrait of a schoolgirl in a village community center.
A family portrait. The woman is a Ural Mari and the man is a Mari from Central Russia.
A portrait of a woman holding her mother’s dress. Her mother was the last person in the village who could embroider, sew and mend traditional costumes.
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