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The Uighur people are a Turkic people who live primarily in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region which is in the west of the country.
I don’t really know too much about their traditional attire but urban Uighur women tend to wear a hybrid between traditional and modern/western style or clothing. Many urban women wear a form of hejab which is similar to what is favored in Turkey and the Middle East. The semi-“traditional” covering favored by many Uighur women in Xinjiang cities is the Chumbel. It was traditionally a square of coarse horsehair material thrown over the head, its apparently lessening in popularity with many younger women switching to a more Turkish or Middle Eastern style of hejab/niqab. It was extremely common up until about a decade ago. Many chumbel wearing women would wear it on top of another scarf so the hair so covered when it is thrown up.
The picture above is not Uighur but from Uzbekistan and shows the historical “hejab” of the Central Asia region which was outlawed when the Soviets took over Central Asia, I would assume that upperclass, urban Uighur women wore something similar.
Uighurs though love colorful attire and traditional fabrics…
Dancer in traditional Uighur dancing attire. I love the ikat designs and colors!