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Traditional Russian Clothing

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S Desai

on 15 October 2013

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Transcript of Traditional Russian Clothing

Traditional Russian Clothing
Distinct Style Eras
Distinct Style Eras Cont.
Undergarment Blouse
Worn by both genders, all social statuses
held up by drawstring
By Sarishka Desai
Byzantine Court Attire was commonly worn.
long, loose tunics
tapered sleeves
Silks, Velvets, and Satins from trade
Expensive fabrics were symbols of wealth
very long sleeves
layers were fashionable
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
Worn by both genders

Often made of wool or fur

Usually worn on long distance trips
Coat worn primarily by men
Replaced Svita

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

The (unbuttoned jacket) was a type of ceremonial kaftan made of fine materials for nobility
Worn by wealthy noblewomen
Worn over rubakha

Wrap around Skirt
Worn by Married women

Fancy Dress
Worn by unmarried women

Hats, Shoes, and Leg Wraps
Worn by Both Genders

Made of fur to keep the head warm
Hand woven

Tightly bound around legs for warmth
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
Graceful, feminine, flowy gown

Usually worn on special occasions

Long, tapered sleeves
Deep Reds,
Rich Blues,
Dark Greens,
and Solid Browns
are colors commonly used in Russian traditional clothing
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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