This article will talk about the traditional Russian costumes.
In the past, one of the purposes of protection of human clothing was from the adverse effects of the environment. Formerly known clothing clothing. It was believed that spin thread should only women's hands, as the very spinning is hidden action, like childbirth, and therefore only a woman can take over the tow, which is preparing for her man. Weaving, cut, sewing, doing embroidery, mostly women and girls in the winter. Men also had to be able to do it, and in Russia has always been men weavers.
Clothing must protect not only the weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, wind), sharp objects (branches in the forest), but also from negative energy effects (evil eye damage), it is to be a guardian. Human energy field is in clothing. The people know that you can bring damage to a single thread, pulled out of the clothes, so my clothes no strangers did not give, and personal utensils (cups, bowls, etc.).
Clothing should be comfortable to wear, durable, it must also comply with human occupation (home, work, military, ritual, etc.). It should be okay tailored, neat and beautiful. Clothing should please the soul. "Ra" is the original light, "hardness" — sufficiency, ie, sufficient light, enlightenment.
Clothing feeds the etheric body of man. White clothes glow sorcerers, merging with their energy cocoon.
In the past clothing was manufactured only from natural materials: linen, hemp (casual shirts and ports), nettle (Body Care), wool, cotton, silk. For dyeing yarns and fabrics used only natural dyes (vegetable and mineral). Synthetic materials distort the human biofield.
Women never wore pants or trousers. They wore long and broad ("bell-like"), tunics, skirts, dresses, which helped them to accumulate the necessary energy not only for successful stress management, maintaining a good mood, but also to perform their main function — pregnancy and childbirth.
On clothes can determine a person's age. To this day, there is a division of clothing for children, youth, adults and seniors. The easiest cut in children and elders. Children clothing colors, usually bright, cheerful, and old people — quiet. The richest and cheerful clothing — young people and adults of childbearing age. The richest Uzoroche Shoes — and in the first year of his young wife as she awaits first child.
We serfs embroidery almost never happens. They are sometimes decorated with festive clothes with simple patterns — signs of vegetation, fertility, the sun.
The peasants clothing is easy to cut, but a good, durable, and is decorated with signs of fertility, earth, elements of nature, strength and joy. Their festive and ceremonial clothing depicting the Slavic god patronizing crafts, fertility and prosperity.
Warriors have — many perunits, solar and military symbols of honor.
U know — thin fabric fabric jewelry, colorful patterns and great length. Most of the prince's clothes sewed and decorated with princesses.
Do clergy simple cut of the garment, always Dolgopolov. Patterns on their clothes are signs of certain deities, whose priests they are.
We sorcerers (hermits living in the deserts) — modest, artful designs to match the linen cloth, meaning of which ordinary people do not understand.
Ceremony still is rich ornaments multicolority. Clothing was decorated with gold and silver threads, pearls and precious stones. It was worn on special occasions (weddings, the prince's departure, etc.)
Determined by the clothes, to what nation belongs, of what sort it is, and in which the edges of the living, family or not. On patterns could say how many children he has, what his patron animal or element.
And in everyday life, and in formal attire is sensitive to her appointment as a talisman. When sewing all slices decorated with patterns and stitches, so that there is no leakage of vital force people outside. For example, a shirt covered the most vulnerable parts of the body, neck, arms, abdomen and thighs. Therefore cover different patterns Charm neck, shoulders, lower sleeves, hem, side seams. These patterns are embroidered by hand, or woven on looms.
There was a ceremonial feast "Reading patterns," it was about "bride" youth. Girls wore their best clothes. The young men came in, accompanied by a knowing woman who explained to them the meaning of patterns in girls' clothes. These explanations have helped not only to choose a bride, needle women, but also to correlate the astrological compatibility of the intending spouses.
There were also special clothing for ceremonies. These clothes were made for each specific rules and, at the same time reading the prayers, special rituals were performed. These clothes have always been a long-skirted, they kept from prying hands.