Women’s Clothing in Kievan Rus
La Rus, Sofya
Kies, Mka Lisa
Medieval Textiles, Issue.27 (2001)
Women’s clothing in 10th to 15th century Rus’, as in other cultures, reflected societal norms, and the individual’s originality and conception of beauty, and indicated rank, wealth, profession, family status and locality. A woman’s inner dignity and emotional restraint were emphasized without restricting freedom of movement. Depictions of period women showed them to be stately and filled with inner tranquility and confidence.