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Kuman Lady


  Kipchaks (Polovtsy) were a confederation of pastoralists and warriors of Turkic origin who came from the region of the River Irtysh. In 13th century Kuman, or western Kipchak tribes, fled to Hungary, and some of their warriors became mercenaries for the Latin crusaders and the Byzantines.

  The clothing is inspired by illumination in Hungarian Kepes Kronika painted in 1360. Gold brocade upper garment is based on extant kaftan. Next pages shows inner garment, trousers and shirt.

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