Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences / Traditional Costume as a Reflection of the Ethnic Culture of the Altai People

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Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences: 2011, Vol. 4, Issue 7
Chandyeva, Yelena D.
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Chandyeva, Yelena D. : Gorno-Altaisk State University , 1 Lenkina sr., Gorno-Altaisk, the Republic of Altai, 649000 Russia , e-mail:
national costume; ethnos; symbol; sign; culture; myth; world outlook

The national costume of Altai has accumulated all the experience of the Altai people. In its culturological aspect, the costume represents a code of spiritual values, an artistic and symbolic reflection of the world outlook of the Altai ethnos. The surrounding natural and socio-cultural environment has determined the context, in which the Altai national costume exists: its «practical» philosophy, its religious senses and its artistic tradition, the peoples rituals and their way of living. The culturological function of the Altai national costume becomes a way of reflecting the Altai national world order and their ethnical self-identification.

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