The head dress of a woman generally indicates her social position. From the arrangement of the head dress, it is possible to say whether she is spoken for, engaged, married, widowed or has children and the way other garments are used also have such a significance.

After the establishment of the Republic and the changing living conditions, the male costumes underwent a more rapid transformation and even completely disappeared, as they moved to the cities looking for jobs. On the other hand the women, left behind the rural areas pursuing their traditional ways of life, could either sustain or preserve their traditional costumes.

Arrangement of head wear, the embroideries on the dress and the jewelry used observed in both the male and female costumes also indicate local differences

The costumes, which are generally produced from locally woven fabrics, generally consist of baggy pants (�alvar), shirt (mintan) and three skirts and delme at certain regions for the women, and of again baggy pants (�alvar, don, potur), collarless shirt and a vest or a short jacket with slit sleeves (cepken) for the men.

Even though these costumes are cut according to different patterns and from a variety of fabrics, they are basically used for similar purposes. Their main variation lies in the accessories used and the manner of wearing them.

Head wears are a wealth in themselves with the natural and manmade materials used and the jewelry and decorations they are adorned with.