12 - 13 October 2009
KOKOSHNIK WITH 'POCHELOK' AND 'KHLOBYSTEN''
Northern provinces, Russia, late 18th - early 19th century
Circular, with a narrow top and wide base, the green and pink silk heavily embroidered with gilt metal thread and embellished with pink foiled glass, shells, and metal plaques, with a shell fringe at the front, cream silk ribbons attached at the temples and a multi-coloured floral silk-brocade panel finishing in a gold thread fringe at back, lined with green silk and red and black floral linen
7 in. (18 cm.) high; with panel 20¾ in. (53 cm.) high
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For a similar kokoshnik see L. V. Efimova et al., Kostium v Rossii iz sobraniia GIM, Moscow, 2000, illustrated p. 72, no. 84.
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