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Structure of the Red Kaganate
Gatherings, Events, . . .
Historic Steppes Tribes
Legends of the Nomads
Flags and other Identifiers
Clothing and Apearance
Food and related Matters
Games and Military Arts
Contributions of images, descriptions, full articles, or any other materials are requested.
Generaly speaking, the clothing of the Steppes peoples and those culturally connected to them, have remained quite similar over time. Where visible, it consists of a long coat (known variously as Kaftan, Dhel, or Khalat), baggy trousers, and boots.
The materials here show the specifics of styles, details, and the similarities and differences between the different peoples.
Belts Database -
Magyar Clothing - 9th-10th century - Photographs of fully dressed male and female manikins with brief comments by Paul O'Donnell. The interior of the portable dwelling is visible in the background.
Studies on the Upper Saltov in 1996 Excerpt: A Khazar felt and leather Boot - Original archaeological examination article by V. V. Koloda. Translation and excerpt by Dmitriy V. Ryaboy.
Turkic Buttons - Some photographs. Not much in the way of provenance information, hoping for more soon.
Turko-Mongol Pouch Reconstruction - Article with photos and pattern based on an existing Liao dynasty (10th century) pouch by Steven Baker.
12th - 13th Century Tunics - By Steven Baker. Discussion on the issues of reconstruction of Turkic Tunics for the period with photographs and pattern for a 12th century Egyptian shirt reconstruction.
"Olen-Kolodetz" - A Golden Horde aristocrat's burial ...The Male Burial - Summary by Dmitriy V. Ryaboy of published finds. Includes a warrior's belt, bowl, armour, and an axe.
13th Century Headgear - Illustrated discussion by Steven Baker.
Salwar - Turco-Persian Pants - Article and pattern by Charles Mellor.
Turko-Mongol Trousers - Article with photos and pattern by Steven Baker.
13-14th century Turco-Mongol-Persian Crossover Coat -
A Mongol Coat - Article and pattern by Charles Mellor
Turco-Mongol Coat Reconstruction - by Steven Baker
Ottoman Clothing (An overview of 16th century Turkish dress) - Article by Mark Calderwood.
Persian Outer Caftan - Article and pattern by Charles Mellor
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