- In a message dated 1/3/2000 9:50:38 PM Central Standard Time,
> And who ever said that RussianRemember that most of Russia has a continental climate: as hot as down here
> clothing is too warm? Don't these outfits look like just the thing on a
> hot summer day?
in south Texas (just not for as long), and as cold as Alaska in the winter
(but not as long, either). You bet they'd have comfortable clothing!
> I have found it wise to be wary of the drawings in this book, however. TheAnd I'm shocked that the "middle-aged woman" is showing some of her hair! How
> clothing pictures aren't drawn very accurately. <...>
rude and improper! A married woman, shining her hair! ;-)
Seriously, considering the heavy fines imposable on someone who pulls a
married woman's headdress off and reveals her hair, it's unlikely, really,
really unlikely, that a married woman would not wear a cap and/or veil (or
something) to hide her hair *completely*. Apart from that...
I do share Yana's skepticism about the panova, although I'd conceived the
idea that it was a garment more common in early period, later fallen into
disuse by the nobility, and finally relegated to country clothing. It may
have been a ritual piece of clothing, but that's just a vague idea.
Especially since the conjectural ritual is not described anywhere, except for
a cryptic image on a silver bracelet.
Per fess embattled azure and gules, two otters passant or.
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- In a message dated 1/3/2000 10:20:09 PM Central Standard Time,
> I seem to remember reading that in earlyAnd right you are! To describe the terrible destruction and dishonor
> period it was acceptable to wear just a belted
> rubakha, but I simply can't bring myself to do so...
> it feels too much like running around in my underwear.
inflicted on a city, the Chronicles note that the residents were stripped
"even to their shirts". So no, a woman would not be going around in her
undershirt. Men, working in fields on on some other hot, sweaty task, yes,
but a woman would not be walking around in her underwear.
The question arises, of course, of what exactly constituted underwear, and
what would do for upper? outer?wear in the summer. Were there undertunics
under the tunics, so one could strip to the tunic, and yet not the
undertunic? Were there lightweight jackets or something, or would linen over
linen (tunic and overtunic) be cool enough?
But in undershirts? Really! How shocking! :-)
> Guess who got a scanner for Christmas? :) Here's a picture of a panovaor
> two, at least, I think they are panovas. I scanned this in fromto
> Arkheologia: Byt i kul'tura. More pics, and Russian choir music, to come
> a web site near you!Oh, I love this picture! To heck with "is it authentic" on a Meridian day
when it's 98 degrees in the shade and the heat index is 120. I'm planning to
paint this even though I've read that they block-printed the things. I'd
hate to nuke my hand with a block-cutter. Putting up with sprained ankles
from dance is injury enough, thank you very much.
- Isabelle wrote:
>I'm planning toI'll share an easy and cheap way to print on fabric that I learned in a
>paint this even though I've read that they block-printed the things. I'd
>hate to nuke my hand with a block-cutter.
fibers and fabrics class that is just right for doing simple geometric
designs on fabric, paper and whatever else you feel like printing. Get a
block of 1/2" thick (or so) wood the size of your design. Take old, used
*bicycle inner tubes* (thin black rubber) and cut your design out of them.
Glue to the wood. You now have a durable printing block. You can use
scissors or an exacto blade to cut the rubber, no need for special tools.
Print using your favorite dyes/paints. I've only ever used t-shirt paint,
but my teacher said she had used other substances to varying degrees of
success. Test it on a sample piece of cloth first, wash and dry and see if
you like the way it holds up.
- --- Jenn/Yana <jdmiller2@...> wrote:
> From: Jenn/Yana <jdmiller2@...>Oh, excellent! Thanks for sharing!
> Isabelle wrote:
> >I'm planning to
> >paint this even though I've read that they
> block-printed the things. I'd
> >hate to nuke my hand with a block-cutter.
> I'll share an easy and cheap way to print on fabric
> that I learned in a
> fibers and fabrics class that is just right for
> doing simple geometric
> designs on fabric, paper and whatever else you feel
> like printing. Get a
> block of 1/2" thick (or so) wood the size of your
> design. Take old, used
> *bicycle inner tubes* (thin black rubber) and cut
> your design out of them.
> Glue to the wood. You now have a durable printing
> block. You can use
> scissors or an exacto blade to cut the rubber, no
> need for special tools.
> Print using your favorite dyes/paints. I've only
> ever used t-shirt paint,
> but my teacher said she had used other substances to
> varying degrees of
> success. Test it on a sample piece of cloth first,
> wash and dry and see if
> you like the way it holds up.
I use Delta Ceramcoat acrylic paint. It comes in a
bazillion colors (I counted!), including gold and
silver, and it cleans up quickly. I would recommend
using a foam roller (look in the stenciling section of
the craft store) instead of dipping the stamp in the
paint; dipping makes it goopy. If you can't find a
roller, use a foam brush to load the stamp.
There are some foam stamps in the craft stores that
might work for your purposes, BTW, both open cell and
closed cell foam. The open cell foam takes a boatload
of paint to load it, just so you know.
Post pics when you get it done? Pretty please?
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