>I'm looking for a place to start, books to read, websites to visit, to
>research a female Russian persona in the roughly 11th century. I'm leaning
>toward Novgorad as my home.
You might want to start with the Russian Knowledge Page
>. There are some Novgorod-specific
articles there and links to other information. On the main SIG page
> you will find an extensive bibliography of
good souces to try out.
>I read the discussions on this list, for example, about kokoshniks and when
>they were period, the way the shapes denote region and time, and wonder
>where in the world you all found that information.
Most of the English-language information that we have about regional styles
of kokoshniks is 19th century and early 20th century. One of the most-used
sources on the subject is Charles Holme's "Folk Art of Russia." In fact, I
believe this is the main source that Sofya la Rus used on her website
> (she couldn't
remember, but I recognize the poses). Some of the List-members have been
translating Russian sources about kokoshniks, but other than their hard
work, you won't find many other English sources.