Category Archives: Dress & Fashion

Portrait of an unknown woman

with and without cat

The Russian Cotton Printing Industry – Part 2: Factory Production and Peasant Dress

The industry in the 19th and early 20th century

2015 Travels – Moravia

A week’s tour of the eastern part of the Czech Republic

The Russian Cotton Printing Industry – Part 1: Block printing

Before the 1917 Revolution Russia produced huge quantities of printed cotton textiles

Festival of Folk Music and Dance at the Ethnographic Museum, Prague

Colourful costumes from all over the Czech Republic

Russian Town Costume

These distinctive garments were a bit of a mystery to me

The Rupe Museum, Dubrovnik

showing aspects of traditional life, including folk dress

Folk textiles and dress from Konavle, Croatia

in a fascinating small museum

Folk performance in Cilipi, Croatia

Music and dancing on a sunny Sunday morning

The 1903 Costume Ball at the Winter Palace, St Petersburg

An account highlighting the jewels..