Anatolia is the cradle of plenty of civilizations because of its varied climatic conditions and fertile soils thanks to its geographical location. Because of its climatic conditions and rich culture, each region of the Anatolia has distinctive clothing culture. One of the examples of great importance of the clothing culture, formed by living conditions, beliefs and social differentiation, is Elazığ clothing culture. Traditional culturesarecomposed of plenty of importantelements, one of which is traditional clothes. Clothesare a sign of people’sachievements of pastyearsliving in regions. Traditionalclothingculturethat is one of theproducts of thematerial culturecontinues in some of ourregions. Presentdayusage of Elazığ traditional clothing forwomen and men varies in accordancewithpurposes. However, women stillwear üçetek under şalvar, young women cepken-şalvar, andold men salvar, cepken, waistcoat (cepken) and jacket. Descriptive method was used in the research, aim of which is to study salwars for women and men in the Elazığ traditional clothing culture. Data has been collected from the “Elazığ Ethnography Museum” and “Fırat University Turkish Folk Dances Association”. Şalvarlar for women and men were examined; its inventory taken and technical and pattern drawings made. Proposals have been brought forward as per acquired findings.
Traditional, clothing, clothing culture, şalvar forwomen, şalvarfor men.