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Traditional Russian Clothing

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on 15 October 2013

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Transcript of Traditional Russian Clothing

Traditional Russian Clothing
Distinct Style Eras
Distinct Style Eras Cont.
Rubakha
Undergarment Blouse
Worn by both genders, all social statuses
Porty
held up by drawstring
By Sarishka Desai
Keivan
Byzantine Court Attire was commonly worn.
long, loose tunics
tapered sleeves
(Byzantine)
(Muscovite)
Silks, Velvets, and Satins from trade
Expensive fabrics were symbols of wealth
very long sleeves
layers were fashionable
(Russian)
sleeves very long for warmth
no collar, deep slit with button instead (byzantine influence)
embroidery around necks of the aristocracy,
strips of red fabric for common laborers
(Russian Pants)
Richer classes had wool/silk porty's, poorer classes had linen pairs
Men's staple pants
Svita/ Dokha
Coat
(Russian)
Worn by both genders

Often made of wool or fur

Usually worn on long distance trips
Kaftan
(Russian)
Coat worn primarily by men
Replaced Svita


knee-length
richly decorated
Many varieties including:
Home, Polish, Terlik, Waist, and Chuga
Sarafan
Women's basic dress
Worn by women of all ranks
Worn over a rubakha


floor-length
sleeveless
The (unbuttoned jacket) was a type of ceremonial kaftan made of fine materials for nobility
feryaz
Dalmatc
(Dalmatc)
Worn by wealthy noblewomen
Worn over rubakha



sleeveless
Paneva
(Pan'eva)
Wrap around Skirt
Worn by Married women



tri-paneled
Zanaviska
(Dress)
Fancy Dress
Worn by unmarried women



Hats, Shoes, and Leg Wraps
(Dress)
Worn by Both Genders



Made of fur to keep the head warm
Hand woven

Tightly bound around legs for warmth
Accessories
Amulets with various geometric, religious, and celestial designs
Temple rings - Metal rings attached to the forehead similar to a headband
Kolts - Amulets filled with perfume
Muscovite
Letnik
(Dalmatc)
Graceful, feminine, flowy gown

Usually worn on special occasions



Long, tapered sleeves
multi-colored
Prominent
Deep Reds,
Rich Blues,
Dark Greens,
and Solid Browns
are colors commonly used in Russian traditional clothing
Conclusion
Russian traditional clothing is very varied and unique. It primarily consists of thick, heavy clothing to protect from brutal winters. Although modern day Russians wear western clothes, the traditional Muscovite and Kievan clothing still are part of rich heritage and history of Russia.
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