|Kataryna's Ukrainian/Rus Costume Research|
Have you ever felt that you have started a impossible SCA Research
That would be my attempts to find some solid documentation on Ukrainian clothing in medieval times. The first problem I encountered was the idea that the clothing of the Ukraine was the same as that in medieval Russia... well maybe - but... and I have no evidence what-so-ever to back this doubt up (aside from a gut feeling) ... I don't think so.
I think I should make this clear I really have nothing against the "Russian-o-centric" view of Medieval Rus history, or the way the average SCA person thinks Rus means both Russian and Ukrainian and a host of other cultures, or Rus clothing as meaning from Novgorod finds... tho I'm sure some folks think I do.
Clearly I haven't updated this is a long while. I've had a bunch of progress in the last year or so, thanks mainly to a local translator that Dragoslava found for me.
I also managed to stumble across and scan the period source for a picture from one of the Ukrainian Historical clothing books I had posted a number of years ago:
And Finally a listing of the books on the topic.
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