A. N. Pavlova (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). Costume in the system of traditional culture of Mari nation

Costume in the system of traditional culture of Mari nation

Pavlova Anzhelika N.,
Doctor of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of History and Psychology, Volga State University of Technology (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia), angpan@rambler.ru

The article considers Mari ethnic costume as a part of traditional culture, dynamically developing system consisting of interconnected elements. Mari costume was formed alongside with the adjustment of the ethnic group to the climatic conditions of the region; it played an important role in the  process of inculturation, embodied the aesthetic ideas and formed aesthetic preferences, as well as it was closely linked to the ritual sphere, religious and magical concepts of the ethnic group

Keywords: traditional culture; Mari costume; costume for education system; aesthetic ideas; ceremonial culture.

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