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Kalita

 

an old Russian term for a money pouch or bag. It is mentioned in documents of the 14th century dealing with the possessions of the Muscovite princes. A kalita was usually made of leather, with incision, appliqué, or other decorations. The most valuable kality were made of Moroccan leather, decorated with gold and with embroidery depicting birds and animals. They were attached to the belt by a thong. One such kalita, dating from the late 15th century and uncovered during excavations in Moscow, can be seen at the Museum of the History and Reconstruction of Moscow.

Because of his wealth, the Muscovite prince Ivan Danilovichwas nicknamed Kalita.

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