Felted wool hat in the Novgorod Archaeological Museum, Russia.

Hat - Russian, шапка [Shapka]/// Belarusian, капялюш/// Bulgarian, шапка/// Polish, kapelusz/// Czech, klobouk/// Slovak, klobúk/// Serbian, капа (kapa)/// Croatian, kapa/// Macedonian, Капа (ka-pa)



An elite with felted hat from the wall paintings of the Novodevichy Monastery.

Wall painting of a Prince Yaroslav presenting a church to Christ; the prince wears a fur trimmed felt hat. The wall painting was part of the interior decorations in the Church of the Transfiguration of Christ at Nereditsa near Novgorod, Russia. Karger (1962: Figure 76) dates the wall painting to AD 1199.

An illumination from the the Radziwiłł Chronicle chronicling the return of Olga to Kiev. Both elite men wear felted hats.From Sakharov (1980).

An illumination from the the Radziwiłł Chronicle dealing with a peace treaty signed between Igor of Kiev (AD 912 to 945) and the Byzantines. Three seated elite wear felted wool hats. From Sakharov (1980).
Karger, Mikhail Konstantinovich
1963 Drevnerusskaia monumentalnaia zhivopis, XI-XIV V.V. Sovetskii khudozhnik, Moscow. [in Russian and captions in English]

Sakharov, Andrei Nikolaevich
1980 Diplomatiia drevnei Rusi : IX-pervaia polovina X v. Moscow, Msyl. [in Russian]


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