Russia; Finnish Nations Volume 1

Russia; Finnish Nations Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1780 edition. Excerpt: ... opening in the fkirts on each fide. The drefs of the married women is the fame as that of the girls, only better worked. They wear wear trouzers; and, inftead of lockings, wrap their legs in linen rags; their fhoes are made of the bark of trees, cut into tripes, a-nd matted. In the fummer feafon they wear nothing over their fhift; which is not put into the trouzers, but hangs over them all round. This fhift is clofeat the neck and the wrifts, cut. intofhape, and comes down to the knees. The neck, the wriftbands, and all the feams, are covered with awhimfical embroidery of different-coloured worfted; a large buckle holds it together at the bofom, and a girdle round the waift. When they would be more dreffed than ordinary, they put over this fhift a habit like a morning gown, made of variouseoloured cloths, and.tolerably fine; to' this latter they generally give an edging of beaver. Their caps are very high, and in the fhape of a cone; they call them fchourki, and make them of the bark of birch, covered with fkin or linen, adorned with glafs-beads, little white fhells, and fmall filver money. From Haybands are often ufed for this purpofe, when they go on horfeback in the winter. But the linen jags are their.common wear; and are tied on, to keep there from unwrapping, by a rum, or piece of packthread, paffed feveral times round the calf of the leg.: . this this cap a ribbon three inches broad, called fchirkama, garnifhed in the fame manner as the cap, falls down the back. Some wear a broad ribbon on the forehead, covered with pieces of money and glafs-beads, inftead of the fchourk, and this kind of head-drefs is called ofcbpou. The Tfcheremiffian women of the provinces of Oufa and Viaitk commonly wear a number of rings, thimbles, and all forts of...
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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236611462
  • 9781236611468