Reconstruction of the warrior costume from the burial Sidorovka (west Siberia)

UT Research Journal. Humanities Research. Humanities


Vesntik TSU. History. 2013

Reconstruction of the warrior costume from the burial Sidorovka (west Siberia)

Authors: Natalia P. Matveeva, ,

About the authors:

Natalia P. Matveeva, Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Professor, Department of Archeology, History of the Ancient World and the Middle Ages, Head of Research Laboratory of Archeology and Ethnography, Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Tyumen;



In the article according to the data of the excavation of the elitist mound were theoretically reconstructed: the clothes of a noble warrior of a silk shirt, pants, woolen kaftan, shoes — soft leather boots with straps, a high headwear of a cylindrical shape with a veil with golden embroidery; giving an extra information on the mode of life and social differences of the society in the period of the flourishment of the Sargat culture. The results of the investigation may be used in the design of expositions of the Museum of the Local Lore on the topic of the Lifestyle of the Sargat population, as having lived on the territory of the south of the Tyumen region for the whole early Iron Age. It was found out, that the biggest influence on the composition and the decoration of the costumes could have made the Sarmats and the Kangyuts. The location of the things on the body of the buried reflects the presence of the conception that the clothing served a protective function, as included the system of amulets to protect the most vulnerable and important parts of the body. The cosmogonic symbolism in the image of the belt and embroidery, probably, reflected the plots of the ancient myths.


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