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A lady living in Philadelphia; an ex-pat, an occasional artist; an enthusiastic but unskilled cook; a vintage lover; an aspiring crafter. Things that make my heart flutter: top hats, old silver candlesticks, costumes, books, Victoriana, peacock feathers, masks, stockings, burlesque, feminism, retro pin-ups, kitsch, fantasy, sci-fi, and all manner of misfits and oddities.

I blog about my Russian heritage, steampunk, Sherlock Holmes (in his multiple modern variations), art, pretty clothes, pretty ladies, and whatever tv shows catch my fancy.


Woman’s festive dress. Tverskaya province, first half of the 19th century.

Actual photo of a traditional Russian sarafan.

Woman’s festive dress. Tverskaya province, first half of the 19th century.

Actual photo of a traditional Russian sarafan.

— 1 year ago with 54 notes
#Russia Russian  #folk dress  #folk costume  #sarafan  #Slavic 
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    El sarafán es un vestido típico de Rusia, se ve super calientito para un clima tan extremo como lo tienen allá. :D
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