Cossacks are Ukrainian warriors that lived on the territory of modern Ukraine, Russia, and Poland in the 15th-19th centuries. There were mostly men in their semi-military communities. Their traditional outfit consisted of a shirt (often the national Ukrainian embroidered shirt called “vyshyvanka”), very wide trousers called “sharovary”, a woolen above-the-knee-length outerwear called “zhupan”, a wide sash, leather boots, a sheepskin hat, and weapons. The main weapon of Cossacks is a saber.
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Costume of wealthy Cossack, Ukraine, the 16th century – modern replica. His outerwear is made of red fabric (which was expensive at the time) and has a long row of buttons. The hat is trimmed with fur. A lot of items are hung on the belt, as was traditional for that period.