Re: [sig] sos culteral and garb help
- That is "beautiful corner" or krasny ugol. Apparently
always across from the door so it was the first thing
seen and so the low doorway would force guests to bow
to the icons. I haven't been able to decide whether
the name derives from the icons or the red cloth or
paint these corners were usually fdraped in. Just my
--- jenne@... wrote:
> > Dose anyone know what class of people a__________________________________
> daughter or grandaughter of a
> > Apothecary would fall in? would it be a merchants
> peasants or gentlewomen?
> It would depend, yes. I would stick with merchant
> class generally for that
> persona though.
> > Becusse form what I have been reading it could be
> any of them. Next
> > question dose any one have any imformation on what
> is called a preaty corner
> > in russian homes.
> Yes, I have some information. the 'pretty corner' is
> the ikon(s) are kept
> ... what do you want to know about it? _The
> Bathhouse at Midnight_, a
> historical survey of Russian superstitious
> practices, touches repeatedly
> on practices involving ikons, including the
> 'beautiful corner'.
> -- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa jenne@...
> "American boys should not be seen dying on the
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> over in three days or less, or before Congress
> invokes the War Powers
> Resolution. Victory must be assured in advance. And
> the American public
> must be all for it from the outset." -- Evan Thomas
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