Re: Would someone (who reads Russian) take a look at this for me?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, LiudmilaV@... wrote:
>Thank you so much. That was exactly what I needed to know and it gave me a new lead on my research into felted footwear. :)
> Valenki are mentioned on p. 28, this section:
> However, it explains the argument that this form of footwear is not ancient and dates to early 1800s. However, there is an older version of felted footwear known as koty, chuni, or kengi. "This is footwear with narrowed upper part. Likely, valenky are derived from koty: first they were made in two steps -- first low felted koty, then attached uppers. Later it was learned how to make them in one piece, on a wooden form."
> In general, this article is very rusophilic, praising old fashions and traditions. It has a number of interesting statements about clothing20in period, in particular sarafan and shushun, which are not very well supported by references. Thank you for sharing anywa, it is a starting point for something else. I will translate clothing sections if there is interest unless someone else takes it up.