Zurgada Antonova, Children's Clothing
Zurgada says that in the past there were no nappies for toddlers. Instead people used cloth bags filled with ash, another purpose of which was to keep babies warm. Also, parents covered their babies’ feet with fur and put them inside felt beds. To keep babies’ armpits and genitalia dry, these parts were smeared with a powder made from dried mushrooms. Zurgada recalls that she used to go mushroom-collecting. She also talks about a game played with ankle bones. In the past, girls and women sewed their dresses themselves. People did not follow fashion, but wore similar clothing. Good girls were supposed to sit at home and do sewing or knitting. Zurgada learnt how to make thread from her sister.