Sofya la Rus
25 February 2012
13th-14th Century Medieval Russian Life
As you can see below, I've been slightly obsessed with the Russian Middle Ages since I started in the SCA in A.S. XXXII (1997), in the Shire of Shadowdale in the great Kingdom of Calontir. I hope you find the information here helpful.
Unless otherwise noted, the articles and illustrations are my own
creation, so please give credit where credit is due.
All of them are also "works in progress" (although some haven't been worked on in a while). Please feel free to enlighten me.
General Persona and Culture Notes:
Names and Language
Easy, Breezy Russian Garb - class taught at Gulf Wars XVI
Fancy, Schmancy Russian Garb - class taught at Gulf Wars XVI
Sofya's Wardrobe - what she actually wears
Russian Clothing in Period Art
Traditional Russian Headdresses by Region
Merchant of 15th Century Novgorod - my translation of a Russian website.
Merchant's Wife of 15th Century Novgorod - my translation of a Russian website.
Misc. SIG Garb Notes - collars, poneva debate, buttons, fabrics, dyes, threads, stolas, purses, underwear.
Misc. SIG Gem Notes - buttons, gems and lots of pearls, including pearl embroidery
Misc. SIG Headdress Notes - includes info on temple rings vs. kolty
Notes on Clothing in Early Rus
Notes on Women's Clothing in Early Rus.
Notes on Men's Clothing in Early Rus
Glossary of Russian Clothing
Men's Shirts of 16th-17th Cent. - my translation. 11/08
Gold Embroidery of pre-Mongol Rus'. - my translation.
Pskov Fabric Treasure. - my translation of article about 10th cent. archeology find.
Rabinovich "Ancient Russian Clothing of IX-XIII Cent." - my translation.
Rabinovich Part 1 "Clothing of Russians of 13th-17th cent." - my translation.
Rabinovich Part 2 "Clothing of Russians of 13th-17th cent." - my translation.
"Textiles of Novgorod" - my notes/translation from Nahlik's analysis of archeological samples.
Kolchin's "Ancient Russian Costume" - my translation of Ch 4 of Drevnaya Rus Byt i Kultura.
Pushkareva's "Exceptional clothing they created..."
translated from "Zhenshiny Drevnej Rusi".
Mordak's Garb Packet - from Master Mordak
Mistress Tatiana's Garb Info - from the translator of Kireyeva and Stamerov 6/09
Russian clothing and its international context: 1600-1725 by Richard Hellie (The University of Chicago).
External Clothing Links - 1903 Ball, related cultures, other costumers' info
Weapons and Armor
The Russian Orthodox Church
Calligraphy, Illumination, & Scrolls
Russian Music and Dance - not necessarily "period"
Miscellaneous Articles about Material Culture
Other sites with accumulations of useful info
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