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The Zaporozhian Cossacks lived along the lower Dnieper
River in todays eastern and central Ukraine from the 16th
through 18th century.
A military brotherhood formed from run away serfs and
adventures from Ruthenia, Russia, Poland and the Tartaria
as well as other neighboring lands.
Their unique arms, armor and manner of dress were
influenced by their neighboring allies and foes.
The fertile fields or 'Steppes' of the 'Wild Plains' were under
the rule of the Polish kings and the Zaporozhians were
hired to protect the south-eastern borderlands of the
Commonwealth from ever raiding Tartar horsemen.
At this time most of the Cossack were famous for their skill
as infantrymen and as Black Sea pirates. Cossacks,
registered with the Polish crown were partially paid in
cloth for uniforms, blue being the favorite color. Their
dress was similar to that of Polish and Hungarian infantry.
Later, as the Zaporozhians rebelled against the Polish
nobility and tens of thousands of Ruthenian peasants
joined their ranks of they and wore what ever they had or
could take along the way. As they conquered towns and
cities in the Ukraine they picked up a wide variety of Polish
clothing and fine horses.
Let us help you develop a Zaporozhian Cossack kit, you can
choose from the following:
Registered Cossack in Polish service wears blue zupon,
simple sash, fur shapka or magierka cap, white linen
undershirt, sharovary baggy pants, saber and belt, kaletka
ammo bag and brown or black boots.
Rebelious Cossack Infantryman could be outfitted
with a wide variety of home made and taken clothing and
items. Start with a linen shirt, sharovary trousers, shapka
cap, saber and belt, kaletka bag. Additional items could be
zupan and kontush coat.
Light cavalryman or officer's kit - Linen, wool or
brocade zupan of any color, shapka fur cap, sash, linen
undershirt, sharovary trousers, riding boots, kalkan shield
and Eastern archery equipment.
Pancerni Cossack Cavalryman -clothing like the light
cavalry plus a coat of chain mail coat over the zupon and a
misiurka mail helmet. Kontush coat of wool or linen. Boots
can be black, brown, red or yellow.
Cossack Hetman or Ataman
A fine brocade zupan with matching karakul kolpak cap,
Delia cloak, woven sash, embroidered white undershirt,
sharovary pants, sasber and belt, Ataman's bulava mace.
Above, kit from our seamstress.
Below, stock zupan in wool or
linen in a variety of colors.
Starting at 250.00 with out
buttons come in M, L and XL
with shoulder strap and
bags are great for carrying
your powder cartridges
your keys, cell phone and
wallet at events.
For carrying paper
Genuine leather, hand
stitched with brass plating
and hand stampings.
Slides right over your belt or
Great for carrying modern
items like keys, cell phone,
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Kozak (Cossack) Karakul fleece
cap with red silk sock and tassel.
Stock linen zupans and shapka fur caps start at
$349.00. Add a sash for $69.00.
Or we can make you a custom set for around $769.00
Start at 99.00