Examples of Women's Clothing in Kievan Rus

Based on Stamerov

This unmarried maiden is wearing her hair loose under a simple venets and wearing a belted rubakha. She is also wearing lapti on her feet.


This married woman is wearing a povoinik to cover her hair, and a navershnik over her rubakha, which has a gathered neckline. She is wearing boots on her feet.


This married woman is wearing a different style of povoinik to cover her hair. She is also wearing a panova over her gathered-neckline rubakha and porshni-postoli on her feet.


This unmarried maiden is wearing her hair braided in a single braid in the back under a venets, a belted and pinned zapona over a rubakha and she is wearing porshni-postoli on her feet.


This unmarried maiden is wearing a fur-lined hat over her braided hair. She is also wearing a svita and boots.


This married woman is wearing a fur-lined hat over her ubrus. She is also wearing a mantle over her ceremonial costume.


This unmarried maiden is wearing a venets with gorodkami over her loose hair. The rest of her royal ceremonial costume consists of a long-sleeved tunic worn under the wide-sleeved dalmatica, an ornate ozherlya (collar) and belt and highly decorated shoes.



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