Re: [sig] Kaftans
- Wow. I had no idea "kaftan" is actually a word in English. Five years in the
country, never heard it used other than in "that Russian coat-thingie"
context. Live and learn. I loked it up in the dictionary, Jenn is right.
Guess I shouldn't be too surprised after that pirozhki commercial a couple
years back ("No, it's not a Russian dog." "Woof!")
Still doesn't make it "right" right, though.
>From: Jenn Ridley <jridley@...>________________________________________________________________________
>In current American usage, a tunic is a long top that comes down past
>hip level; it may be button front or pullover.
>The seller is calling it what she should (in current american usage,
>based on the usage I've seen in catalogs and stores) be calling it.
>It's not correct from a historical point of view, and she probably
>should not be selling it as SCA wear, *but* it is what most Americans
>currently call a kaftan.
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- At 10:33 AM 7/4/00 PDT, you wrote:
>You generally see it (or did when they were popular) spelled
>Wow. I had no idea "kaftan" is actually a word in English.
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