Duppi deaddress is one of the main accessories in Uzbek traditional clothing. As in many Central Asian lands, in Uzbekistan “Duppi” ( skull- cap) is the main headwear. Duppi is worn by everybody: men, women, and children. Only elder women do not wear tubeteikas.
Traditional men’s duppi is black and embroidered with inwrought white pattern in a form simplest and widely used cap, its importance must not be underestimated.
Every region in Uzbekistan has its own duppi design. More and more people in Uzbekistan prefer to wear national headdress in festivals, cultural and religious occasions. According to their headdress you can know from which region are they in. Despite the wide range of variety it is considered that there are only six main schools of duppis embroidery in Uzbekistan: Ferghana, Tashkent, Kashkadarya-Surkhandarya, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khorezm-Karakalpak.
Uzbek Traditional women’s clothes consists of plain khan-atlas tunic-dress and wide trousers. There alternative women garments, ranging from casual to festival ones which are made of satin fabric richly embroidered with golden thread. Women’s headdress consists of three elements: a skull-cap, kerchief and turban. An essential part of traditional holiday garments of Uzbek women are gold and silver jewelries: earrings, bracelets, necklaces. Surkhandarya women most of all prefer the colors of red nuance as a symbol of well-being. Moreover, Uzbek traditional women’s clothes are not only colorful and beautiful but also they are convenient as well as attractive.
Usually worn by men, these coats are adorned with intricate threading and come in a variety of colors and patterns. Chaapan is sewn from homespun cotton cloth and feature a moderate aesthetics in a form of a decorated miniature braiding- jiyak, stitched along the collar.
It is very comfortable to wear chaapan in autumn and winter time, as it keeps you warm even in cold weather.