Re: Moscovite stamping
>> And yes, stamped fabric is period, at least forThe Turkish and Persian garments continued to use stamping throughout late
>> early Rus' (pre-14th cen).
>> Anyone know about later periods? Dak?
>Its mentioned in various sources but not how it was done. They also
>mention Persian batiks and Chinese stamped designs (done using a huge
>wheel since the 3rd C AD according to TLC).
period, so it is not an unreasonable stretch for Rus who were on the trade
routes, it seems to me. Stamping was not seen (that I know of) on the main
outer surfaces of adult clothing, but stamped silks were used as linings
and facings, sometimes extending onto the garment fronts. Jennifer
Scarce's book, "Women's Costume of the Near and Middle East" describes this
and also has photos of period costume in Romania. Those were some BIG
brocades! (Barnes & Noble has this online.)