Zipun

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Zipun

 

a Russian outer garment worn by common people, mainly peasants, resembling a caftan. The zipun had no collar , but had long sleeves and a bell-shaped bottom. It was usually made from rough homespun cloth; it was worn from the 16th to the 19th century.

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