To my new friends in Rus Clothing (and everybody involved):
I really want to Thank You for the beautiful russian dress and kokoshnik. I received it today. Yes, from Russia, all the way here in Puerto Rico in the Caribbean. Just nine days after I ordered it!!! But the best thing is that the dress is more beautiful than the picture you present on your site on the net. Gorgeous details and color. The kokoshnik is also very pretty and delicate. I just hope I can wear them with pride and represent some of the culture of Russia in my church activity coming soon. Thank you again!
from a happy customer, Lisa, Puerto Rico
Russian Valenki, traditional winter boots made of felt, represent one of the key symbols of Russian cultural heritage. The history of valenki began many centuries ago. 100% sheep's wool is used to make seamless, warm and healthy felt boots according to unique Russian technology: each valenok is cut out of a single, seamless strip of lambswool. It is dipped in acid and then in boiling water, then before being oven-dried, it is beaten to form a heel and a point at the toe.
Valenki felt boots have healing effect - for flu, rheumatic disease, feet massage. The lambswool hairs massage and stimulate blood circulation in the feet, strengthen the immune system. Kind and curing warmth! From old times valenki were national footwear in Russia, and were worn not only by peasants and military but also by members of the tsar family. Valenki resist the temperature down to 40 degrees C below zero. Being tested by military in arctic frosts they are of the better quality than Swedish or Norwegian ones.
Best souvenir from Russia, today valenki felt boots have become fashionable footwear thanks to original design, embroidery and hand crafted feautures.