Traditional costumes from Diyarbakır. Model: ca. 1950 (men), and still in use for the women. Ethnic Group: Kurdish. These are recent atelier-made copies, as worn by folk dance groups.
modern kurdish clothes
I'm a sucker for heavily beaded dresses and always will be. I can see the beauty of sleek, modern chiffon for Iraqi style dresses (just bought one and eyeing another one), but for Iranian style dresses, beading is best in my opinion.