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I love traditional Slavic clothing, especially from the Rus Vikings. The color combo here is particularly striking.

Viking costumes - I really like the contrasting yoke on the dress

13th century men's garb (Byzantine?). This is the type of level of embroidery and embellishment I want to reach on my gowns. Very inspirational.

This is a copy of an authentic archeological discovery viking earrings nordic Europe area. Finougrian VIII- IX century.

How To Make a 12th century Dress (Bliaut) (Prior Attire Historical Costuming Articles) by Izabela Pitcher, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FGCJS0K/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_-iGjtb0HHXBTB

Sarafan, the Russian folk costume that was traditional dress for peasant women up until the 20th century. Middle and upper class women were quicker to discard the traditional costume - early in the 18th century - as a consequence of Peter the Great's efforts to modernize Russia.

Reconstructed from archeological finds: Iron-age costume from Eura, western Finland (worn by the President of Finland on Independence Day 2002).