RUSSIAN THING: HEADSCARVES FROM THE GOAT NAMED ANFISA
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The mid-size town of Uryupinsk is really there. Battling for the honour of being called ‘the capital of Russian province and having its own folks-touristic brand in the shape of Anfisa goat.
Battling for the honour of being called ‘the capital of Russian province and having its own folks-touristic brand in the shape of Anfisa goat.
Surprised? You shouldn’t. In local museum you would have been told how serious the matter is and how – it takes having guts to dispel the existing stereotypes that the best woven headscarves come from Orenburg. The point is that goats in Uryupinsk, Volgograd province, are special, trans-the-river-Don breed. Their fur is 13cm-long while that of Orenburg is the mere 9cm. And on top of it, the Uryupinsk-sub-fur-down is wider than that of her Orenburg counterpart. That’s why the headscarves here are so unique.
Uryupinsk boasts of a genuine down market. Twice a week in the square there spread themselves long lines of marketers with down headscarves, socks and mittens…
The source: photos from Alexis Kopayev’s blog http://kopaev.org/