Alexandra Sanzheeva, About the Kamzal Corset
Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge
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Terbish, B. (2018). Alexandra Sanzheeva, About the Kamzal Corset [Video file]. https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.42516
Kamzal is like a corset. It was worn by girls from the age of 10. Its purpose was to suppress the girl’s breast. Even after marriage and after giving birth, women continued to wear kamzal. As a result, many Kalmyk women died of tuberculosis because their chests were either developed wrongly or were weak.
Sponsored by Arcadia Fund, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin
This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.42516