Traditional clothing of the Yukaghirs is similar to the Evenk and the Even clothes. The main piece of clothing is a loose kaftan to the knees with tails, tie-strings, and an internal pleat on the back; in the summer kaftan is made of buckskin, in the winter it is made of reindeer skin. To the back were sewn long "tails" made of seal skin: men - forked in the back, in women on the sides. Long “tails” made of seal skin were sewn to the back; men had them two forked behind, women had them two forked on the sides.


          A bib is worn under the kaftan. Short pants are made of leather in the summer and fur in the winter. A headdress is a poke bonnet-like fur cap.

W. Jochelson’s drawings


           Men wore a belt with a knife and a tobacco pouch over a kaftan. In winter, they wore a long scarf of squirrel tails on top. Buckskin winter clothing was widely spread, similar in cut to the kamleika and kuhlyanka from Chukotka. Summer shoes were made of buckskin, and had gaiters, straps tied to the hips and ankles; winter shoes were high boots made of reindeer skins and stockings of deer or rabbit fur.

          Women's clothing was lighter, sewn from the multicolored fur of young deer. Festive clothing was decorated with embroidery using deer hair, beads, cloth edging, expensive fur, and applique. Silver, copper and iron jewelry – rings, plaques and others – were popular; Decorating women’s bibs with large silver badges (“chest sun”) was typical.


Photo from the webpage:

Pictures from W. Jochelson’s book The Yukaghir and Yukaghirized Tungus. - Novosibirsk: Nauka, 2005. 675 p

Jochelson W. The Yukaghir and Yukaghirized Tungus. - Novosibirsk: Nauka, 2005. 675 p.

Gogolev A.I. History of Yakutia - Yakutsk: NEFU Publishing House, 2013. -324 p.

Peoples of the North-East of Siberia - Moscow: Moskva: Nauka, 2010. 773 p.