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In the Famous Rainbow Wool of Lowicz
Ease and Luxury in the Caucasus

IN THE FAMOUS RAINBOW WOOL OF LOWICZ

EASE AND LUXURY IN THE CAUCASUS

Lowicz is renowned for its coloured wools, and Lowicz girls for their handsome rainbow costumes. The striped, quasi-crinoline skirt and neat bodice present a delightful medley of soft rich hues, enhanced by endless strings of amber or coral beads Surrounded by brightly-coloured rugs and hangings of rich Caucasian silks, this dark-eyed daughter of the mountains reclines at ease on her cushioned divan. A cultured woman of European education, she yet clings to the costume of her people, comprising a silken coat which covers loose trousers gracefully caught in at the ankles, and a scarlet velvet cap, richly ornamented with pearls