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Research: Traditional Russian Design

Images featuring traditional Russian embroidery and design with an emphasis on kokoshniks and other headwear

Russian folk headresses as described in a French fashion mag, early 20th century.

All regalia of Imperial Russia that are kept in The Diamond Fund, Kremlin, Moscow

Traditional Russian embroidery design on 19th Century Headdress; from the collection of Natalia de Shabelsky (1841-1905)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Headdress

kichka from the collection of Natalia de Shabelsky (1841-1905)

Wedding headdress from the collection of Natalia de Shabelsky (1841-1905)

kokoshnik from the collection of Natalia de Shabelsky (1841-1905), a Russian noblewoman who endeavored to preserve traditional Russian textiles

Headdress | Russian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Depictions of the goddess are common in Russian embroidery, traditionally associated with fertility. Birds are associated with goddess worship for their proximity to divine beings through their home in the sky. A smaller daughter or minor goddess often accompanies the great goddess in embroideries intended to represent reproductive fertility. This language of visual motifs originated in Pagan times and continued to be used in embroidery after the Christianization of Russia. Later depictions o...

Examples of Northern Russian embroidery

tapestry pattern from Russian fairytale [I love bears]

Throne of Tsarina Elizabeth, daugter of Peter the Great, 1742. Russia

Pendant, Russian Design, Jewlery

Traditional Russian beadwork on boot

Музеи Московского Кремля: ГЛАВНАЯ

Traditional Russian beaded headdress

Traditional Russian Headdress