Female fur coat. Yakuts. Zabaikalye. Late 19th century

Female fur coat. Yakuts. Zabaikalye. Late 19th century

This fur coat moved to the Russian Museum of Ethnography from the Winter Palace collections in 1922, and is demonstrated with accessories of Yakut bride. 

A traditional festival clothes with archaic cut contains fur coat, headdress and neck decoration (torc). The fur coat is covered with black cloth and adorned with sable fur and richly decorated with the brocade stripes insets and silver plates. Such fur coats were carefully kept in Yakuts families and run in a family as a family value.

The headdress – d’abaka - is made of a wolverine fur decorated with red cloth with traditional Yakut pattern. The top of a headgear was usually decorated with round metal plate which was the solar symbol.