wedding clothing

Wedding sash (deveryov kolan). Long braid of wool (tablet-woven?) angular patterns in white on a red ground on one side, a central floating weft section of white on the other with stepped bands of blue red and yellow, surrounded by a border of red white blue and black. At one end the threads are plaited; at the other a hem has been made with a loop of red thread through it. Worn by bridegroom's brother over his shoulder, and tied in a bow on the left hip, to distinguish him from other men; given to him by the bride. With sleeves, worn at festivals. L 118". W. 1.8".

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