> Be careful you're matching your period. It gets a lot more gingerbreaded
> as time goes on. My first rybashkii were one line of machine embroidery
> (rushed project, 40 year was coming, and a chirurgeon wants clean shirts)
> but even as I'm doing my linen nice ones, all I find is geometry and
> complete barrier (except, sometimes, the back of the neck opening. I
> decided, being from 1200s Novgorod, to use a blanket stitch to anchor seams
> and because it's popular w Northern peoples, and a decorative bird foot
> design - geometric and heraldic for me. Neither is very complicated, it
> doesn't seem to fit underclothing.
> Now, we have great redwork plans for our hospitality bread presentation
> towel!!! That is something you do see highly (and symbolically) decorated
> fairly early. It won't, of course, hold the full meaning of those towels,
> but again it will have heraldic references and symbolic figures like deer
> and birds and other shapes that are thought to have meaning.
> All that said, please note I know nothing of navershnikii decoration and
> only a little to support my choices on redwork .. .
> Moya dva grivnii,
> Tvorimir Danilov
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