Re: Vocab (was: Re: [sig] "buttons")
- Greetings all!
> "Conversations"?? I'd love to know the etymology ofGod knows, I don't. This term marks, to be precise, the bands of cloth
> this word in this context!
(Hungarians used cords)
sewn across the breast, to which the button and the eye were attached.
At least, when the Russian uniform mark 1916 (army troops never saw
it, the whole lot was used only in 1918, so it got its fame as the
uniform of Soviet cavalry) was designed - by "traditionalist" artists
Vasnetsov & AFAIR Bilibin, - to remind of old Russian costume & armor,
the term already was rather old, and in that case it meant bands of
cloth, covering the hooks/buttons on the front. You may see it in the
corresponding Osprey books about Red Army.