Woman’s festive dress with padded jacket, sarafan Early 19th century, Nizhni Novgorod province, Russia. The State Historical Museum, Moscow. From the book RUSSIAN ELEGANCE: Country & City Fashion from the 15th to the Early 20th century

Woman’s festive dress with padded jacket, sarafan Early century, Nizhni Novgorod province, Russia. The State Historical Museum, Moscow. From the book RUSSIAN ELEGANCE: Country & City Fashion from the to the Early century Caucasian

косоворотка детская. Russian traditional linen shirt. Kids.

KOSOVOROTKA - Russian shirt, was usually worn by mujiks and citizens until Also known as "tolstovka", in reference to Tolstoi, who used to wore it.

Traditional Russian costume

Festive costume of a young married woman from Kaluga Province, Russia. Authentic specimen from a private collection.

Женский старообрядческий костюм. Нижегородская губерния Сарафан, платок, лестовка Женщины из старообрядческих семей носили большие квадратные платки, полностью покрытые вышитым орнаментом, особым образом – «в роспуск», «на распустиху». На лоб низко опущена полоса галуна, пришитая к середине одной из сторон. Такие дорогие золотошвейные платки были доступны не каждой женщине, даже из богатой семьи. http://amsmolich.livejournal.com/223138.html

Female "Old Believer" costume from Nizhny Novgorod province. It consists of a Sundress and embroidered scarf. Such expensive scarfs were not available to all; even to women from rich families.

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