Russian folk dress cotton - Sarafan is traditionally decorated with embroidered ornaments to protect a woman against the evil spirits: the vertical line - to protect the stomach, and the bottom horisontal line - to protect the legs. RusClothing.com

Russian folk dress cotton - Sarafan is traditionally decorated with embroidered…

Ensemble Date: 19th century Culture: Romanian

Ensemble Date: century Culture: Romanian Medium: [no medium available] Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1908 Accession Number:

The Hungarian szür is derived from mantles over 2500 years old, and continued to be worn into the early 20th century. The garment was worn by shepherds mostly, providing protection from the harsh elements

Hungarian szür = derived from mantles over 2500 years old. The garment was worn by shepherds mostly. Their thick wool felt was protective against cold and wet (long collars had roundels at the lower corners to form a hood).

Russian apron, 1830-70. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Apron Date: Culture: Russian Medium: linen, cotton Dimensions: 38 x 27 in.

Ensemble (back view) | European, Eastern, 1936 | Material: cotton | This folk ensemble is an example of pre-WWII era regional costume, remarkable both for its completeness and its relatively good condition. The culture is identified as Yugoslavian. The name (which means 'land of south Slavs') was formally adopted in 1929 for the post-World War I Balkan region known as the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Date: 1936 Culture: European, Eastern Medium: cotton This folk ensemble is an example of pre-WWII era regional costume, remarkable both for its completeness and its relatively good condition. The culture is identified as Yugoslavian

"Apron" (ca. 19th century). Russian. Linen, Cotton. Gift of Miss Isabel Hapgood, 1911. Posted on metmuseum.org.

Apron Date: century Culture: Russian Medium: linen, cotton Dimensions: Length: 48 x 48 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Miss Is.

FolkCostume&Embroidery: The 5 types of Russian folk Costume

Hello All, I made some reference in my last posting to the 5 types of Russian folk costume, and I thought that I would do a quick summary t.

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