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Traditional Russian Clothing
Transcript of Traditional Russian Clothing
Distinct Style Eras
Distinct Style Eras Cont.
Worn by both genders, all social statuses
held up by drawstring
By Sarishka Desai
Byzantine Court Attire was commonly worn.
long, loose tunics
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
Richer classes had wool/silk porty's, poorer classes had linen pairs
Men's staple pants
Worn by both genders
Often made of wool or fur
Usually worn on long distance trips
Coat worn primarily by men
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
Worn by unmarried women
Hats, Shoes, and Leg Wraps
Worn by Both Genders
Made of fur to keep the head warm
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
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.