Russian peasant women in festive clothes, beg. of XXc, village Nenaxa (Russian North)

Rural Russian women in festive clothes, begining of the village Nenaxa (Russian North)

A Brief History of the Sarafan

Russian sarafan: This might have been derived from panjova. It has a closed skirt that might be pulled up higher during the cold weather. The dress hangs from under the arms down to the ankles like a robe.