The Mongolian traditional deel (robe) is one of the simplest and most distinctive cultural features of the Mongol people. This and other forms of national clothing are well designed for the demanding Mongolian climate and environment and the unique nomadic ways of life, social values, and customs that the Mongolian people have followed for centuries.
According to archeological findings from Mongolia, the 13th century was a rising action of Mongolian traditional deel.
This Mongolian shirt with a circular front placket, also known as “Hunnu” placket, and thin cuff with many cotton buttons was actually designed for horsemen at that time. To bow an archery, they needed to fold the cuffs to prevent misdirection and have an easily-opening top center.