> >As for pre-Mongol Novgorod, there WAS a garment (kaftan afair) with frogs dug out there. Not my >period, so there will be no book/fact references, - I simply had a chat with a guy from a neighboring re-
> >creation club, who just made such for a re-creators event, referring to that excavation. The peculiar >thing, though, that [he said] it was the only one of the kind, thus there's no guarantee they used to wear >such, and it was not an accidental borrowing.
> In pre-Mongol Novgorod, the garment you refer to is known as a svita. Rabinovich indicates that this likely developed into what we now know as the kaftan or perhaps the zipun.
I meant the particular kaftan with belt-and-hook type fasteners. If you meant something else, then just never mind.