On the 26th of April 1698 the chief men of the tsardom were assembled round his wooden hut at Preobrazhenskoye, and Peter with his own hand deliberately clipped off the beards and moustaches of his chief boyars.
His eyes were small and restless, his nose hooked, he had a beard and moustaches of imposing length.
May be, as in Cistella, applied flat to the inner surface of the dorsal mantle fold, but more usually they are raised free from the body like a pair of moustaches, and as they are usually far too long to lie straight in the mantle cavity, they are folded or coiled up. The brachial skeleton which in many cases supports the arms has been mentioned above.
Moustaches are worn, while the head is shaved save for a small tuft (called shusheh) upon the crown.
One of the flags bore the image of a man, without moustaches or beard, dressed in a costume and helmet recalling those of the Circassians.