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 11, 2011

Posted by Kate

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My most extraordinary garment, this is my dress. It is very unusual, but convenient. despite the fact that the dress traditional colors (white, black, gray), it is a very interesting shape. dress consists of two parts, a corset and fluffy skirt. I wear it on festive days.

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