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russian embroidery and lace, plate 48

Kokoshnik (headdress) of an unmarried woman, pearls, gold thread and mother-of-pearl plaques on silk and foil. Early 19th c, Vologda province.

 

I adore this kokoshnik and have wanted to copy it since I first saw it. I have enough tiny, perfect freshwater pearls set aside for it.

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Uploaded on August 19, 2006