Here we display the collection of Northern folk clothes of the Archangel Wooden architecture Museum. The collection numbers to six thousand beautiful pieces of folk Russian art. For 20 years (and this is how old the museum is) its scientific workers have done to a lot of expeditions to study and to collect exhibits in various districts of Archangel region.
Clothes of the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries are represented in the collection of the Museum most completely. The women's clothes are prevailing in number. As for art design they are more expressive than the men's ones.
Studying the collection you will find out the most typical features of the Northern folk costume. The way to dress was in compliance with habits and customs of the Russian countryside. Northern costume was also in tune with the appearance of the peasants and their mode of life. Workday clothes were loose and with the dropping cut-lines. They were comfortable, sewn of home-made cloth. Holiday costume was first to be influenced by the town and European fashion.