Shawl

Kazakh nomads wore vests made from local goat hair to keep warm during severe winters on the Orenburg steppes. The goat hair was among the softest and finest in the world. When Russian settlers arrived in the 17th century, they used it to knit shawls in traditional patterns. Diaphanous and virtually weightless, these shawls are remarkably warm and durable.


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What is your most extraordinary garment and how can you demonstrate its interesting qualities?

responded: May 9, 2011

Posted by Olga Larionova

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I have a long skirt, from a material as the foil shining and very volume, i wear it very seldom, but it always approaches to solemn occasions or when the informal, unusual clothes are necessary.

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