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  • Tim Nalley
    Jun 30, 2010
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      Greetings to P|etr from Mordok!
      Thats the traditional way of putting a sock on in Russia. In this case, an old Russian from Minsk showed me how to do it at a citizenship class I used to teach after work, and confirmed by several other Russians in the same class as wha  heir babushkas did and the Soviet military still used until after WWII. There are several variations that I've tried but this is best....so far!
       Best Regards,
      "Dreams are only the realities of yesterday waiting to happen"

      From: Lisa Kies <lkies319@...>
      To: sig@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tue, June 29, 2010 7:20:19 PM
      Subject: Re: [sig] How do I wrap leggings?

      Greetings from Sofya to Petr!

      On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM, Petr <gnomepete@...> wrote:

      > I am trying to at least have one set of close-to-fully-accurate-looking
      > garb - with leggings (obmotki). I have found a site that tells how to wrap
      > (relatively) modern puttees, but not obmotki. Puttees are rolled, then
      > unrolled - starting 6" up the shin - double wrapped at the ankle, then just
      > rolled up the calf. I would then use rawhide (wrapped criss-cross) from the
      > ankle and tied just below the knee.
      > If anyone knows any better way to do this PLEASE let me know.
      > Thanks. . .
      > Petr Kotok

      I wear my leg wraps (onuchi) over knee-length nogovitsy (hosen) made of wool
      or linen left over from other garments. The leg wraps are 3-3.5 inches
      wide and 2-3 yards long.

      Keeping onuchi on can be a trick, especially when made of linen or smooth
      wools, instead of fuzzy wools which stick to themselves better. For me, the
      keys to keeping leg wraps on:

      - Wrap from the top down - the lower wraps lock in the upper wraps.
      - Wrap over *snug* nogovitsy. The wraps slide less on fabric than on bare
      skin. (The nogovitsy need to be a little snug so they won't slide, either. )

      - Gartors or the long laces add extra security.

      The black leather lacings (povorozi) should be tied twice at the top. That
      is to say, once you've criss-crossed up to just below the knee, you tie a
      non-slip knot, then take the laces around to the other side of the leg and
      tie another knot. This forms a fixed loop that should be too small to slide
      down to your ankles.

      And this is how Mordak puts on his socks:

      I hope this helps.


      Lisa M. Kies, MD aka Sofya la Rus, OL, CW, CSH, druzhinnitsa Kramolnikova
      Mason City, IA aka Shire of Heraldshill, Calontir
      "Si no necare, sana." "Mir znachit Pax Romanov"
      "Nasytivshimsya knizhnoj sladosti."

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