On the Issue of Origins of Russian Traditional Dress with Shoulder Straps
Type of publication: Research Article
Russian traditional dress, clothing, shirt, archaeological, written, ethnographic sources, burial monuments, polika
The article draws on a variety of archaeological, written, and ethnographic sources in an attempt to examine the issue of origins of the traditional Russian shirt with shoulder straps ( polika ). The primary sources for the study are archaeological data from the 16th–17th-century burials at the Voznesenskii monastery of the Moscow Kremlin. The authors analyze a variety of 12th–18th-century images depicting the decoration and speciﬁc features of the Russian dress. They argue that the origins of the shirts with shoulder straps could therefore go back to the 11th–13th-century period, and make conclusions about the further development of the style.
Orfinskaia, О.V., Stepanova, Y.V. 2013. On the Issue of Origins of Russian Traditional Dress with Shoulder Straps. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 5: 114-122
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