Ryasny

Ryasny

Old Russian decoration

Ryasny is one of the most widespread ancient Russian ornaments. Ryasny look like a suspension that is attached to the headdress or eye. As a rule, crocks are located on two sides – left and right – in the area of ​​the temples. In its importance and location are similar to the ancient Russian ornaments-the temple rings.

At present, archaeologists have found a large number of various ornaments of this type. Temporal pendants were made of copper, silver, gold, in the form of plates and chains, in the form of brushes made of yarn, fabric, beads and so on. A characteristic element of the found jewelry-pendants were colts (hollow metal products, mostly rounded forms), which were attached to the very tip of the hangers. Expensive crocks, which are made of precious metals, decorated with beautiful carvings and stones, were worn by women of high class – the princess, boyaryni and so on. Ordinary people often wore crocheted from simple materials, beads, inexpensive metals or fabric.

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A woman in cassocks

The bulk of findings of this kind of jewelry found in Moscow, Novgorod, Kiev, Chernigov, Ryazan. As images on the crocks there are a variety of symbols, ornaments and drawings: symbols of fertility, germinating grains and plants, flowers, as well as birds that walk on the ground. All this suggests that the cassocks served the Old Russian women not only as decoration, but also had a special sacred meaning.

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Rasna suspension and chains with beads

Ryasny ancient Russian headdress kind of jewelry

In ancient Russia man’s clothing could designate the whole world. The headdress was decorated with birds and symbols of the sky, as the headdress is an allegory of the heavenly world. Below the headdress of a woman put the very cassocks, which are mentioned in this article. Pendant-ryasnye bear the role of the allegory of rain, that is, the symbol of the fertilization of breads, plants. That is why grains, sprouts, adult plants, flowers, as well as birds are used as images on crocks. Rain texture was repeated using artificial bulges or the same beads and beads. Even lower – at the level of the chest and abdomen – depicts the allegorical world of the earth, and on the feet – the underworld.

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Pendant-rassny 12 – 13 century Silver, foundry, granules, filigree, chasing Length 26.5 cm State Museums of the Moscow Kremlin Moscow Rus Armory Chamber

The tradition of wearing clothes that was a symbolic repetition of the universe and the worldview of a person refers to a very deep past and existed long enough until the fashion for croquettes and other elements of the sacred and wardrobe wardrobe disappeared. Today, cassocks have disappeared from the elements of modern man’s clothing and have remained only in history. However, probably, soon the fashion for these wonderful “rain” symbols will return.