«It is important to have a sense of taste – an innate sense of taste and harmony. Moreover, it is necessary to study the ideological basis of the costume, its philosophy. You need to understand that folk costume is native, close, untouchable, and if someone starts to interpret the costume in ultrafashionable trends, people can perceive this as a personal affront. But if you follow all the traditions, create a harmonious costume, then the perception will be completely different. Another important aspect: folk costume is morality, it is based on the spiritual component. Therefore, there is no doubt that a necklace, perfectly made in the best traditions, which will be worn on a bare breast, will cause outrage. When a folk costume is attributed only to material culture – this is wrong: in folk art the spiritual and the material were as whole and fed off each other. The Bashkir costume has evolved over the centuries and the worldview of an entire nation is embedded in it. For example, the necklace is one of the oldest elements of the costume. Even its prototype, if you read the book by Niyaz Mazhitov «History of Bashkortostan. Antiquity. Middle Ages», was extracted from the archaeological site of the Sintashta culture of the Bronze Age (II – early I millennium BC). Scientists have extracted details, individual elements of a metal necklace, which in ancient times were sewn onto a leather base. The leather dissolved in the ground, and the metal elements remained in the position in which they were sewn. Now necklaces are made from a fabric base in several layers so that the fabric does not tear at the places where coins are sewn. If we compare the compositional arrangement of the details of an ancient necklace and a modern one, they are very similar», – says the expert.
Aigul Kamalieva believes that the use of folk costume elements in modern everyday clothes requires great delicacy. She is sure that each of us has memories of our grandmothers in long dresses and with headscarves, of our grandfathers' skullcaps, etc. And in her opinion, these symbols of our origins «should be handled very carefully and responsibly».