原标题：不一样的衣服 | 柯尔克孜族
The Kirgiz is the main ethnic group in Kyrgyzstan and those living in China are mostly concentrated in Zilesu Kirgiz Autonomous Prefecture of Xinjiang with some scattered across other regions of Xinjiang and Heilongjiang. Most Kirgiz people live where there is water and pastureland and their clothing is generally made of fur and homespun wool, with men mainly wearing robes and women skirts. The optimistic Kirgiz people enjoy playing musical instruments and festivities. During a festival, the long skirts of girls swinging their hips can be seen flying alongside bright headscarves. Smart and elegant competing men wear embroidered buttonless shirts, long embroidered trousers that are tucked into long leather boots, and black felt hats which have white upturned brims.
Tough Men in Patterned Clothing
In terms of outerwear, Kirgiz men wear a leather or embroidered belt and riding boots or leather shoes. This outfit shows the bold and unconstrained spirit of a grassland group with its own characteristics.
The Magnificent Elechek Hat
The Elechek is a traditional hat worn by married Kirgiz women and is a soft cap wrapped around by white silk. Hanging from the two ears of the hat to knees are coral beads, silver pendants and silver boxes. At the front of this hat are opulent tassels decorated with rubies and coral beads.