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Headdress (kokoshnik)

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Red velvet heavily covered with embroidery, done with gold and silver thread, spangles and colored glass jewels. Trimmed with gold gimp, and with lace made of glass and satin stone beads. Lines with light tan colored cotton of indistinct design. Worn by the noble women of the Province of...

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Anonymous gift

Russian, About 1820

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24.1 x 16.2 x 16.2 cm (9 1/2 x 6 3/8 x 6 3/8 in.)

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Silk velvet embroidered with metallic yarns, spangles, and colored glass; trimmed with gold gimp and glass beads


Textiles and Fashion Arts