Re: coronation garb
>To tell the truth, I don't know that much about navershniks. I do know that<SNIP>
>they are about knee-length and have elbow-length sleeves and are worn as an
>over dress. I obviously don't know if I prefer gussets or gores. Gores
>IsabelleOkay, here's my take on the Naverschnik (please feel free to through in your
commentary as you see fit.) ;)
I think it would be appropriate to use a silk fabric for the Naverschnik,
Isabelle, if you are dealing with the temperatures of Meridies. Normally
heavy brocades, wools, linens, etc. were used; but I think you could be
convincing with a silk.
As for the ornamentation, you could easily incorporate beading, pearling,
couching of silver/gold thread and applique. If you choose a fabric with a
design in it, you could highlight the design elements with the
beading/pearling and/or couching. If it is a plain fabric, then you could
create a design using these elements and applique as well. The use of
semi-precious stones is not unheard of either. Also, for Kievan times,
buttons of bone or antler are appropriate too.
The naverschnik was the garment worn during times of celebration and special
occasions. This is the "show off" piece. Be elaborate with it. Besides
your headdress, this will show the Worlde your station and degree of wealth.
-Vasilla (who received 208 messages since Friday afternoon!)
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."
- In a message dated 10/14/99 10:11:20 PM Central Standard Time,
> Obviously I can't use anything like velvet! I'm goingHook up with Lady Jylaen from Thorngil. What she doesn't know about fabric
> to try to find something that looks like silk without the price tag!! :-)
> The other day, for the first time, I heard someone talking about a fabric
> that's a mixture of silk and cotton. If I can get my hands on some of this
> it'll be perfect. I'd never heard of this fabric. I think it's made in
> India. Whatever I end up using, I'm planning for it to be red.
is unknowable (MS in textile science).