My starting point for researching kokoschniks was the Compleat Anachronist
called "Headdresses, Hats and *mumble mumble something*". The last half of
the CA is written by Mistress Briganza and she does a nice job of indicating
hat shapes by geographical region. I apologize for not having the exact
name; I'm at work and don't have the issue handy. Maybe someone else has it
and could fill in the blanks here? :) There's also a Compleat Anachronist
on Russian Clothing, but I think there's been some advances in research
since it was printed. But it's still a good jumping off point.
I've also done some additional research on kokoschniks and will try to
remember to post a bibliography on line. I'm hoping to get some photos
taken of the different hats that I and Mistress Tatjana Nikonovna have
created and upload them on my website by the end of June.
There's a couple websites out there put together by other SIG members that
are really nice. Predslava's page is at
and Ilyana's page is at http://www.sit.wisc.edu/~jdmiller2/
There's some nice patterns also by Sofya la Rus at
If you want to check my page, it's at
I don't have much for
clothing up yet, but there's some information on Russian pottery and so
forth. Like I said, I'll be adding to it by the end of this month. :)
Hope this helps to get you started. Congrats on being an "early" period
Vasilla Anastasiia Krasnaia
Barony of Mag Mor
"I don't believe in just ordering people to do things.
You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them."
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