RE : Re: [sig] Re: Dushegreya
> I was taught that untilWell... you are partly correct. It's true in the sense that, while men would show varying lengths of trouser-covered legs, women's legs were always covered to the ankle. But not in the sense that every single garment that women wore was the same length.
>recently, it was MEN's hemlines that fluctuated, not
In fact, this is obviously untrue - women in Rus often layered shorter garments of seemingly infinite variety over longer garments. The calf-length "dalmatica" and letnik vs. the knee-length or longer navershnik, the zapona, the poneva, the various lengths of jackets, shubas, svitas, sarafans, etc. etc. etc.
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