Images of Traditional Russian Clothing from the late 19th Century

This rare collection of images belongs to the Russian Museum of Ethnography. In the late 19th century Natalya Shabalskaya, a founder of this collection, spent years choosing examples of traditional Russian gowns from all over the country. The images capture the beauty and the spirit of the forgotten history. Some of the gowns were worn for special occasions, while others were worn daily by women from both villages and cities.

It is truly fascinating to see how the fashion has changed with time.

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