I think this is the book I'm thinking of (if I remember the title sort of
right); this show some black and white photos of some of the headresses, I
like that fact that it shows several of the pearl drapes too, in fact one of
them is not pearls but cut mother of pearl shell beads. check at you library
for it. I just put a hold on my public library copy of this one and another
of russian stuff so I will post a picture to the list files of the
headresses and drapes I remember being in it.--kathws
Embroidery of all Russia / by Mary Gostelow ;
line ill. and designs drawn and executed by the author, maps by John E.
New York : Scribner, c1977. isbn 0684151847
Subject: Re: [sig] Re: Povoinik Pattern Anyone?
> I have seen two basic patterns for the povoinik. The simplest is a circle
> fabric gathered onto a narrow fabric band that goes around the forehead to
> back of the neck where it is tied. This works quite nicely with a mesh
> fabric substituted for the circle. (This mesh style is called the
> Another version I've seen requires 3 pieces of fabric. An oval piece to
> the top of the head, a narrow band attached to the edge of the oval piece
> horizontally around to the back of the head, plus a half-circle to hang
> from the back of the narrow band and gathered at its edge to control the
> at the back of the neck.
> I'm sorry I don't have pattern sketches for you. Good luck.
> In service,
> Sofya la Rus