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, Marilee Humason <stasiwa@y...> wrote:
> So disregard the look at the new
> file thing you all got sent, poor Ludmilla! she is
> going to freak if she thinks I put stuff in her
> folder! Sorry!
> Baroness Anastasia
Do I have to freak out? :)
By the way, lovely outfit, and the fabrc is to die for! These sleeves
are so tricky to do!
It is probably more appropriate to call that kind of a dress
"kortel'," not letnik. Letnik was warm-weather garb, most likely
unlined, and without fur used with it. Kortel' was a winter letnik
with fur. I have one of these fur-adurned things too, and used to call
it letnik. Of course, yours opens down the whole length, and I don't
know what that would be called. Russian garb is divided into open ant
over-the-head garb, and letnik is the later, with a chest slit.
There are several sourses of this information, but the one I am
looking at right now is a reprint of Zabelin's "Russian people,"
originally published in 1880, in a book I just got "Istoria Rossii:
Skazki, Predania, Legendy," Moscow, 2001. Zabelin in his time had
access to record books of court seamstresses. From there, by the way,
he also derives that letnik ws shorter than other garb, and had trim
of other fabric along the bottom, with gold trim, cording, and even