Collection of folk costumes in the State Russian Museum

Collection of folk costumes in the State Russian Museum

Russian costume of North. Collection of folk costumes in the State Russian Museum

Collection of folk costumes in the State Russian Museum is one of the largest in Russia. It includes more than five thousand works. Russian woman’s costume as a phenomenon of peasant life and a bright layer of city culture, which clearly reflects its different layers: the echoes of Slavic pagan ideas and costume elements of ancient Russia, preserved even in traditional clothes of the twentieth century. In folk costume play an important role local art and craft traditions that form the unique shape of clothes of each locality.

Wedding suit. End of the XVIII - beginning of the nineteenth century. Shenkursky district, Arkhangelsk province

Wedding suit. End of the XVIII – beginning of the nineteenth century. Shenkursky district, Arkhangelsk province

Costumes from the Russian Museum, which constitute the basis of the exhibition belonged to women living in European Russia – from the Far North to Kursk and Voronezh, from Smolensk to the Perm region. The majority of these women’s clothing and girlish, men and children’s costume represented by single objects. Costumes of wealthy city dwellers – sundresses, sleeveless jackets, Shuga – made from expensive fabrics – brocade, damask, silk, lace and decorated with gold braid and wide, as well as filigree buttons. Peasant costumes of nineteenth – early twentieth century made primarily from household fabrics. It is among the peasants remained the most ancient stratum of Slavic costume (swing skirts, shirts dolgorukavki (long sleev), horned hats, jewelry made ​​of feathers and fluff).

Collection of folk costumes in the State Russian Museum

Costume nineteenth century. Arkhangelsk province

Female festive costume - brocade. The second half of the XIX century, the village Chernuha, Arzamas district

Female festive costume – brocade. The second half of the XIX century, the village Chernuha, Arzamas district

Female festive costume late 19th century-early 20th century. Kostroma Province

Female festive costume late 19th century-early 20th century. Kostroma Province

Female festive costume late 19th century-early 20th century. Kostroma Province

Female festive costume late 19th century-early 20th century. Kostroma Province

Female festive costume. Beginning of the twentieth century. Zhizdrinsky County, Kaluga province

Female festive costume. Beginning of the twentieth century. Zhizdrinsky County, Kaluga province

Female festive costume. End of the nineteenth century. Biryuchensky district, Voronezh Province

Female festive costume. End of the nineteenth century. Biryuchensky district, Voronezh Province

Female festive costume. End of XVIII-beginning of XIX century

Female festive costume. End of XVIII-beginning of XIX century

Female festive costume. Mid-nineteenth century. Nizhny Novgorod province

Female festive costume. Mid-nineteenth century. Nizhny Novgorod province

Female festive costume. The first half of the nineteenth century

Female festive costume. The first half of the nineteenth century

Female festive costume. The nineteenth century. Kargopolsky county Olonetsk Province

Female festive costume. The nineteenth century. Kargopolsky county Olonetsk Province

Female festive costume. The nineteenth century. Voronezh Province

Female festive costume. The nineteenth century. Voronezh Province

Female festive costume. XIX century. Nizhny Novgorod province

Female festive costume. XIX century. Nizhny Novgorod province

Female festive costume. XIX century. Novoyurevo village, Kozlovsky district, Tambov province

Female festive costume. XIX century. Novoyurevo village, Kozlovsky district, Tambov province

Female festive costume. XVIII century

Female festive costume. XVIII century

Female peasant costume. End of XIX - beginning of XX century. Pinezhsky district, Arkhangelsk province

Female peasant costume. End of XIX – beginning of XX century. Pinezhsky district, Arkhangelsk province

Festive costume young woman. Village Pavlovich Zhiryatinsky district, Orel. (former county Bryansk province of Orel)

Festive costume young woman. Village Pavlovich Zhiryatinsky district, Orel. (former county Bryansk province of Orel)

Girlish festive costume. End of XIX - beginning of XX century. Zaonezhie Olonetsk Province

Girlish festive costume. End of XIX – beginning of XX century. Zaonezhie Olonetsk Province

Girlish festive costume. The end of the XVIII century

Girlish festive costume. The end of the XVIII century

Girlish festive costume. The end of the XVIII century

Girlish festive costume. The end of the XVIII century

Girlish festive costume. The end of the XVIII century

Girlish festive costume. The end of the XVIII century

Girlish festive costume. The last third of the XVIII century

Girlish festive costume. The last third of the XVIII century

Girl's costume. Nineteenth century Kargopolsky county Olonetsk Province

Girl’s costume. Nineteenth century Kargopolsky county Olonetsk Province

Russian costume 19-20 centuries

Russian costume 19-20 centuries

Shirt-pokosnitsa. The nineteenth century. Yaroslavl Province

Shirt-pokosnitsa. The nineteenth century. Yaroslavl Province

Collection of folk costumes in the State Russian Museum

Collection of folk costumes in the State Russian Museum

Collection of folk costumes in the State Russian Museum

Collection of folk costumes in the State Russian Museum

Collection of folk costumes in the State Russian Museum

Collection of folk costumes in the State Russian Museum

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