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Moskovar

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Moskovar people, also known as Moskovian people is one of the many cultures that inhabit the Kingdom of Moskova. They are the most numerous ethinic group in the Western region of the country, specially in the Capital. They are a community settled mainly in the steppes, the plains and forests, and rarer up in the mountains.   This ethnicity is widely known around the world due to the architecture of their cities, their cousine, their traditions and the country itself.

Naming Traditions

Family names


Just like in Kozzakhi and other related groups, Moskovar surnames got two variants, a Male and a Female one. Surnames usually have a root word, usually related to a place, profession or animal, and a suffix.
Termination Examples
-ov/-ova (-ов/-ова) Ivanov/va, Kuznetsov/va
-ky/kaya (-кй/-каия) Borinsky/kayia
-in/ina (-ин/ина) Yelstin/na, Nikitin/na

Other names


As other cultures in Moskova, instead of pickable middle names, Moskovar got patronyms, which means they are a variant of the name of the person's father and have a Male and a Female variant. The suffix used for patronyms varies in several regions. For example, in regions surronding Ulán Shang Kov and the Western border one of the most used termintions is -vich/-ievna while in Nodvragoda and in places at the East of the capital is common to find patronyms finished in -ev/-eevna, similar to the ones used by Kozzakhi.  

Culture

Art & Architecture


Architecture

Moskovar architecture is one of the trademarks of this culture and Moskova itself. The most used materials are wood, whitestone, and terracotta among others. In big cities that have an extensive trading exchange also imported marble can be found as building material. Regarding architectural style, one of the most recognizable features are onion dome roofs.
 
 

Art

Dubhe bewitched by Alchnos't by Geraldine Escriva (Gege16)
Moskovar art has a very wide diversity of expressions that show the influence of lots of surroundings cultures. Some widely known expressions of Moskovar art are pottery, clothing, drawings, book illustrations, blade blacksmithing and jewelry. Some recurrent themes used in art are nature, important rituals, fairy tales, the life of monarchs, magical creatures, the afterlife and everyday situations. Regarding style, in illustrations is common to find stylization of the portrayed object of creature as well as bright colors and the usage of geometrical patterns as a companion of the main design. Both local and imported pigments are used.

Exports


Some Moskovar exports that are recognized worldwide are textile and hunting products such as rugs, coats, furry boots, and furry hats. These crafts are known not just due to their quality but also due to their beauty.
Most clothes such as shirts, coats and trousers are made of materials like wool, linen and cotton. Hats and boots in contrast, are usually made of wool and fur of animals like foxes, bears or deers. The most common designs used in clothing and rugs are geometrical patterns, nature related designs and a combination of both. The most used colors are red, yellow, white, green and black. Many regions got their distinctive patterns so it is easy to know where a coat or a rug was manufactured by looking at its patchwork.   Asides common rugs, in Moskova magical rugs can be found as well, and they are pretty coveted not just by foreigners but also by natives as well. The power that all magical rugs have is flying, but there's been records of rare rugs that can make themselves and their rider invisible as well besides flying. A place which is known worldwide thanks to its rugs is the capital of the Empire, Ulán Shang Kov, and its large market offers a big variety of them.  
The Magical Carpet by Viktor Vasnetzov
 
by Gege16
by Voice of central Asia.
Traditional clothing pattern by Gege16

Flag of Moskova by Gege16 through FakeFlah & PicsArt
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Political Divisions of Moskova
The Kingdom of Moskova is divided in several administrative units.
  • Provinces: Locally known as "Oblasts".
  • Territories: They have the same political status as provinces but the difference is that them were more recently acquired.
  • Northern Lands and Domains: These are also called "Wild Lands" and are territories that are claimed by Moskova but couldn't get an official status yet because their population and amount of settlements is small or because them are mostly unexplored due to their natural and supernatural dangers. Each domain is gets its name thanks to it most recognizable or most common animal species.

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6 Jul, 2021 07:50

Very nice article! Easy to read layout with lots of images is always nice ^^ I also find the naming rules a nice addition to this ethnicity, seems like you really put some thought into this :)

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Gege Escriva
6 Jul, 2021 17:55

Thank you a lot! :D When writing the prompts I try to not only write the information required for making the entries valid but also make them fell *actually* into the world by giving them some deep in other aspects :)

6 Jul, 2021 19:42

A very good article! I like the inclusion of all the images. And flying rugs, huh? Pretty darn cool if you ask me! Especially the ones that turn people invisible too. :D

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Gege Escriva
7 Jul, 2021 04:13

Thank you a lot! ;D ♡

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Olarae & Astaroth Arcaine
9 Jul, 2021 22:37

What a wonderfully written and well designed article! The use of images is a massive perk too because who doesn’t enjoy shiny visualisations? Good work ^-^

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Gege Escriva
10 Jul, 2021 01:59

Thank you a lot! I appreciate you like it :D

16 Jul, 2021 22:49

Yay, textiles! I love textiles. Really interesting information about their art, architecture, and naming conventions too. :)

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Gege Escriva
16 Jul, 2021 23:26

Thank you Emy!! I'm glad you like it :D

Eternal Sage AmélieIS
Amélie I. S. Debruyne
6 Aug, 2021 09:27

Great introduction to those people :D I like the info about the art and architecture style and all of those pretty textile :D

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Gege Escriva
6 Aug, 2021 16:02

Thank you a lot, Amelie!! This prompt was a good opportunity for writing about them, since I had that article pending from time ago :D