On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 6:36 AM, Noora Salminen <harmaa.rakka@...
> That sounds really great, thank you! I'll look into the Polovtsian stone
> sculptures as well, thanks for the hint. Mongolian findings are a bit too
> far off, I think, but alanic and such tribes' decorations would be really
> cool. I have a bit of gold I could get drawn into thread, but I want to use
> that to make something as close to authentic I can get.
If you want to really turn heads, foil the gold onto leather lace, and
applique it in two-foot-wide interlace designs around the skirt of
your leather tunic. Then sew bells along the edges of the side slits
and collar opening and top it with a hat fringed with multicolored fur
tails. I am *loving* this stuff. :^)
Will hopefully get a ton of scanning done this weekend.
Oh ! I just may have saved you the wait (and me a bit of scanning).
I tried some googling in Cyrillic and turned up someone who's got a
bunch of the scans I was going to send you:
Put through Google translate, the first illo under "Male Complex" is
the interlaced leather applique - the author discusses the
reconstruction farther down. The reconstruction color illustration of
the kaftan they got it off of is at the very bottom of the page -- the
guy in red on the left.
Poking around this site - there's lots of other goodies here, too !
 I stuck "Alan leather applique" into Google translate English ->
Russian, then Googled the Cyrillic output. That page was the first one
to come up under image search.