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(17th Century, I know. - LKB ) An absolutely gorgeous ruff."The ruff -One of the most extravagant clothing items of the 16th Century was the ruff, a detachable pleated collar supported by a wire frame, that reached enormous proportions. The style has its roots in the East, where Indians wore collars stiffened with rice water, to protect their clothes from their hair."
Elizabethan Collar Google Image Result for http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.100132970.jpg
Q: Do you know the name of that extravagant collar worn by Queen Elizabeth I? A: The Ruff. Passionate Scribbles: The Ruff
Elizabethan ruff examples for Halloween costume
collar lace ruff- contemporary based inspiration from a traditional design
The E-woman in black
Small Elizabethan Ruff -WHITE PRINCESS by Costume Renaissance via Etsy
Collar : hatmosphere2008 - www.etsy.com/... - Tas Limur (Photographer) Reanna Rae - 2007
Beautiful female portrait photography by Andrea Hübner
frenchtwist: via rrosehobart * realityayslum: François Brunery - Mannequin d’atelier en bois avec une collerette, c.1900.
Ruff. These are for historical costumes but wouldn't they be nice as a necklace? Or have I lost my mind?
Queen of the Night jacket, with white ruff
Pipe organ posing. Wish I knew where this came from.
Fennel green elizabethan victorian crochet by TheUnravelingShop, £30.00