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The beetle-winged gown of Ellen Terry as it is being restored (700 hours and ca. $150,000 from donations through the British National Trust).

The emerald and sea green gown - worn by Ellen Terry when she played Lady Macbeth at London's Lyceum Theatre in 1888 - goes display in Smallhythe Place, Kent.

Viking Leg wraps seriously though since we are the Vikings I think our lax team should do this for games

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Victorian gown reproduction from 1873, silk and beetle wing embroidery. Costume made by Angela Mombers, picture by Henk van Rijssen

A more modest top and this dress would be perfect! Victorian gown reproduction from silk and beetle wing embroidery. Costume made by Angela Mombers, picture by Henk van Rijssen

Due donne armene posano con i loro fucili prima di andare in guerra contro gli ottomani, 1895.

Armenian women during the 1895 Hamidian massacres, when the Armenians of Zeitun (modern Süleymanlı), fearing the prospect of massacre, took up arms to defend themselves from Ottoman troops. Our women are warriors

Ellen Terry wore this “beetle wing” dress for an 1888 performance of 'Macbeth' at the Lyceum Theatre. The dress, designed by Alice Comyns Carr, is adorned with real wings shed naturally by the jewel beetle of Southeast Asia. Carr, who worked closely with Terry on her costumes, wrote that the dress should look “like soft chain armour… [and] give the appearance of the scales of a serpent”.

Ellen Terry wore this “beetle wing” dress for an 1888 performance of 'Macbeth'…

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Resplendent in green: This sepia image shows Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth wearing the dress in 1888

A flyaway success: Victorian dress made from 1,000 beetle wings restored at a cost of £50,000

Beetle wings went out of style in the early 1900s, but with the recent eco-friendly trend in fashion they seem to have been enjoying a bit o...

Beetle wings went out of style in the early but with the recent eco-friendly trend in fashion they seem to have been enjoying a bit of a comeback. They fact that jewel beetles have such short.

Beetle-wing dress revisited | Sleeve embroidery

Beetle-wing dress revisited

Lady McBeth,Beetle-wing dress revisited « Glass of Fashion - I do not want embrodiery on the sleeves of this dress. I want 2 inches out of the 4 inch cuff to be covered in beetle wings all the way around.

I have seen this in real life.  It is  A.  Minute  B Ugly as sin!  Magnificent, but ugly...

Ellen Terry wore this dress to play Lady Macbeth in 1888 at London's Lyceum Theater. The sparkle on the dress comes from an all-over embroidery pattern using gold thread and over 1000 jewel beetle wings.

Lace | Embroidered Misc Pieces on Net Couched Gold Cord & Beetle

Three pieces uncut, plus cutout shaped dress parts and flounces on white cotton net, all hand embroidered with couched gold cord studded with green iridescent beetle wings;

Alexandra David-Néel (1868-1969) was a Belgian-French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist, anarchist, and writer, most known for her visit to Lhasa, Tibet, in 1924, when it was forbidden to foreigners. David-Néel wrote over 30 books about Eastern religion, philosophy, and her travels. Her teachings influenced beat writers Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, philosopher Alan Watts, and Theosophist Benjamin Creme.

Alexandra David-Néel, a fearless French opera singer/traveller/spiritualist and writer, who, in the became the first European woman to visit forbidden Tibet, and later inspired the famous beat writers Kerouac and Ginsberg.

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