Re: [sig] sarafan hassles, pt. II
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From: Parsla Liepa <pliepa@...>
Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 10:21:58 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: [sig] sarafan hassles, pt. II
> ATTACHMENT: text/htmlGreetings all!
About the length of rubakhas.
Once I got the book by Russian Folk Art Museum on embroidery, I came across the
fact that those (censored) scientists preserved only those parts of the shirts
that bore embroidery. Once the catalogue photo shows a detail of a shoulder
piece, cut out with a poair of scissors, as the image lets see. Same damn stuff
with some rubakhas, that are shown cut about/a little above waist. That may be
the reason, I'm 75% sure.
Though some folk costume scholars refer to the Scandinavian two-piece
"sarafan", sarafan is usually referred to 14 century, and to northern half of
European Russia mostly (Ukraine & Southern Russia wore shirt & skirt
(Plakhta)). BTW, "traditional sarafan" really looks more like the corresponding
Korean dress, than the, say, Norman one.