Many important moments in our lives are followed by old-fashioned customs. Those customs are not a separate phenomenon, they have always been part of the overall social circumstances. So it is with folk costumes. Many ethnologists point out that before the arrival of the Turks our costumes were all the same, without regard for religion. When the Turks occupied Bosnia, they made a great impact on the costumes depending on the reigion. That impact reflected in the fact that many parts of the costume got Turkish names.
Serbian folk costume has a prominent place in the culture and the tradition of the Serbian people. Its role throughout history is very important because it is a symbol of ethnic identity, the main code of ethicity which the Serbs differed from foreigners and powerful invaders.