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1 General Differences between Traditional & Modern - Traditional Russian: clothing made with symbolism in mind, meant to display a person's status or gender. clothing was also made to allow for movement & work. - These days: clothing styles are more edgy & flashy Trendy Russian men & women tend to dress as though they're going out on the town, choosing high heels and leather over sneakers and T-shirts. Clothing

2 Tradition Vs Modern Traditional: Sarafan Designed to highlight Russian women's dignity. Different colors show love for beauty & ethnic diversity. Red fabric cloth is considered to be the most beautiful married women's and young girl's clothes differed only for details, decoration, and color. Soviet Union school uniform

3 Traditional VS. Modern Russian women wear long skirts & blouses, or dresses with high heels to stay feminine More trendy to outside visitors More elegant & professional. Russian clothing is now more influenced by American clothing Modern

4 Superstitions 1.In Russia, people never mend clothes or sew a button on a piece of clothing while wearing it – those who do that will sew up their mind and memory. 2.On examination day, do not wear anything new. 3. If you wear clothes (such as an undershirt) inside out, you will get beaten. 4. If you wear a shirt backwards, you will become acquainted with someone new.

5 When did the shift occur? Mainly in 1701 because of Peter the Greats proposal that Russians had to dress European Western Europe influence Russia became Westernized and modernized He cut off parts of the clothes of the people in his court for a make-over Fees charged for wearing old style No clothes below the knee

6 Portugal Russian -Women wear long dresses/skirts - Russias Sarafan is similar to Portuguese dresses. -Red is a positive color - Dresses were made out of striped or checkered fabrics (known as saia) - believe that clothes indicate social standing and success. -Black or dark colors are for everyday wear while colorful clothing are for special occasions. Compare -& Contrast -lapti shoes that are specially woven from bast material -embroidered headwear (kokoshnik) -Warm winter attire been an important part of traditional Russian clothing.

7 Russian mens clothing Svita for Men: 10th - 13th centuries Meant to reveal underneath clothes Shorter for lower class Fur-lined for Winter *Different versions Class distinctions were based on the amount of layers, the quality of fabric, and the detail. A lot of styles had Byzantine Empire influence Examples of clothing of the Tsars. This is not what common Russians wore. Many clothes made in France out of French silk Jewels from Kremlin Treasury Kosovorotka: Collar that fastens on left side Appeared around 12th century Top Prevented crucifix from coming out Associated with peasants

8 Traditional Shoes Lapti (Bast Shoes) Russian traditional winter felt boot valenki shoes

9 Traditional Hat An Ushanka is stylish, Russian winter hat inspired by the traditional kolchakovka which does not cover the ears.

10 when is traditional clothing worn today? During traditional folk dances that are handed down by generations strengthens the spriit of the bright, past culture During Russia Day: a day for Russians to show their national pride in June 12 at culture festivals for city, school, or international events

11 Works Cited Russia-MaleModelSceneNet-08a.jpg festival-o.jpg voiceofrussia.com/2013_01_23/Moscow-Historical-Museum-displays-children-s-clothing/


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