What, you do not understand what it did for the animal itself — skirts? Yes, this is the most that on is a normal lady's outfit — skirt! Have not heard? But listen …
Skirts the south of Russia — a piece of checkered fabric that wraps around the hips and waist vzdergivalsya with gashnika — woolen cord. According to the fashion of the time or another (or one or another of the village) skirts down below the waist, or, in contrast, rose above, under the breasts. If we consider that the width of the loom was 35 cm, it becomes clear why the skirts made up of several panels, usually of 3. Bottom skirts decorated with embroidery. For example, the famous Voronezh skirts were trimmed and decorated very richly embroidered with orange wool yarn and supplemented by various joints and sockets, sparkles … Ie skirts — it is a complex decorations that covered this part of women's clothes.
As for a suit as a set, the basis of the Russian national was a suit jacket. Shirt worn by kids, old women, young ladies. And on top of the shirt regardless of how old a woman, wear a suit appropriate additional details. In the south, it was skirts (even existed such a ritual — dressing skirts, which read that the woman is able to be betrothed) because complex clothes and named — ponevny. In some villages in the Penza region ladies so far are languishing Bran (ie woven) skirts.
Skirts three-field consisted of 3 canvases, colors — for example, red, Blue, white (well, walked, in general, very often in the prototype of the future of the Russian flag …). The base was taken for hemp, and ut? To (cross threads of the fabric) was wool. But this feature OUTDOOR clothes. The inner its content was to painstakingly developed a wide patterned, Bran podpodolnike. These podpodolniki varied number sewn on their solar, ie solar symbols — erg. Yergali or yarga — an ancient symbol of solar life-giving sign, sign of the energy of life. It is a symbol Yarily, ancient Slavic god from whom raging earth and all living things. Erg on the suit could be an odd number, from one to eleven.
The lady wore skirts in throughout life, but in different periods of her appearance changed. The first time, good skirts, beautiful, eleven erg young lady wore to marry. But not right away. On the first day of marriage before coming matchmakers and the groom wore a wife "sad" outfit — skirts of 3 ergah. It was only after going to the house wife young wife was changing the festive skirts. From now on, the wife, no matter how insulting, becoming a woman. And it did not remove skirts to the end of his life. In the period chadorodny lady wore skirts of 11, 9, 7 and 5 ergah.
At some point, every woman, of course, loses the ability to bear children and of women transformed into an old woman, specifically so happened to call these ladies from the Russian people, and often these "old woman" in Russia was performed nearly 40 years. But in general, any lady herself determined their time. And she (dobrovolno!!) Wore skirts of 3 ergah. Close to 70 years of one worn skirts erge. Old women were particularly deep, it is easy skirts. And a narrow strip on the snowy ergic wove them already without any ornaments and, as follows, was cheap.
Were for Russian ladies are special rules for wearing dresses in days are prazdnichka and sadness. In the first days are prazdnichka women dressed in skirts of 9, 11 ergah, ie in the most beautiful. In solemn skirts width Branagh was extensive, juicy colors, colorful, patterns more difficult. After seeing the spouse in the army, a soldier wearing skirts sad about 3 ergah until his return. Widow was supposed to wear clothes and skirts sad about one erge life.
Preserving the centuries with love and respect tradition Protz, who found a response in different parts of life, a person can save themselves as the spiritual essence, the essence of which is an element of nature, the cosmos. This always knew our fathers, holy respecting the customs and traditions. Keep in mind this is useful to all of us!
Material for this article was "overheard" on "Radio Russia".