A Costume for Love to the Small Motherland

  • Konstantin Lidin Irkutsk State University of Railway Engineering
  • Natalia Ushkova Museum of Myth Culture


The territorial self-identification is based on the historical and geographical uniqueness of the place. The specific landscape where a city lives and develops is reflected in the aesthetic criteria of the regional culture. As a result, every element of the regional traditional culture is ‘image-balanced’ with the local landscape and can be considered as a bearer of a unique image of the place. This tendency is largely demonstrated in the regional traditional (folk) costume. The article shows an image-bearing connection between a folk costume and features of the landscape, climate, vegetation, etc. through the example of several regions in Bulgaria. The authors propose a general plan to highlight a unique image of Irkutsk and to capture it as a city brand-book.

How to Cite
LIDIN, Konstantin; USHKOVA, Natalia. A Costume for Love to the Small Motherland. project baikal, Russian Federation, n. 42, p. 138-141, sep. 2014. ISSN 2309-3072. Available at: <http://www.projectbaikal.com/index.php/pb/article/view/801>. Date accessed: 17 jan. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/projectbaikal.42.801.


territorial identification; landscape; scenery; folk costume; cultural geography; Bulgaria