August 14, 2010

Dressing Up

Every year in July the good people of Mongolia enjoy their biggest national event, the Naadam Festival of Manly Sports: wrestling, horse racing and archery. Whether they come to compete or to cheer, most come decked out in their traditional attire. I captured this woman checking herself out in a possible new jacket in the main market of Ulaanbaatar where days before the event the crowds in the clothing section were elbow-to-elbow.

Mongolia, 2007

This is posted for Weekend Reflections hosted by James where you can find links to many more takes on this fun theme. 

PS. I'll be posting more about this most wonderful festival in the months to come. Should you be curious, be sure to come back.  
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13 comments:

jennyfreckles said...

The clothes may be unique to the area but her expression transcends boundaries. She could be in M&S, UK!

'Tsuki said...

Great keepsake of the area ! Thanks you for this sharing, it is really interesting (And the reflection is not bad at all ;) )

Denise said...

It's wonderful to see what goes on in other parts of the world. Loved the photo.
Thanks for stopping by recently and have a great weekend.
An English Girl Rambles

Denise said...

It's wonderful to see what goes on in other parts of the world. Loved the photo.
Thanks for stopping by recently and have a great weekend.
An English Girl Rambles

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

She looks so elegant. The ice blue color is breathtaking.

VP said...

Yes, I am curious about this festival and would be glad to see more of it.

tapirgal said...

I notice that women compete in the "manly arts." I love the colors here. Wonderful job with the reflection, too. And the outfits - I guess that goes without saying!

Evelyn said...

I thought she was holding a framed photo :). Wow, I'd love to see Mongolia.

leavesnbloom said...

Thats so interesting - what a fascinating journey you are on with your camera. Good reflection aswell - and she didn't even mind you taking her photo either.

:) Rosie
from Centre of Interest photoblog - thanks for commenting on my blog

Kaori said...

I love seeing traditional clothes of different countries! We have many mongolian sumo wrestlers in Japan, so sometimes we'd see the men in traditional outfits but from this photo, I like the women's as well :-)

PS: Thank you so much for the birthday wishes! xo

jeff campbell said...

Such an unexpected pleasure...very cool...peace

Sar@h said...

De belles élégantes …
J'aime cette photo.

Beautiful élégant women
I like this capture.

JM said...

Fantastic shot! A perfect entry on the theme.