The headgear of the ancient Egyptians. The colour of the dresses. Wigs, Hairstyles, Make-up. The care of the hair. Transparent garments.
Civil dress in Europe at the end of the late 15th century. Female and male hairstyles and headgear. Costume history of the Middle Ages. The time of Louis XII of France.
Fashion of the Italian Renaissance. Marriage of Boccaccio Adirmari with Lisa Ricasoli in 1420. Groom with the chaperon. Interior of the cell of the Dominican Savonarol
The Phrygian cap. Armenian tiara. The weapons of the Parthians. The costumes of Persia. Armenian. Pearl embroidered mitre. Anaxyrides. Amazons. The mitre and crown. Furniture.
These bonnet and cap-like headpieces all originate from Old Russia and are peculiar to the Russian slaves. The specimens shown here come from the governorates of Novgorod, Kaluga, Tver and Kursk.
Tuscan and Venetian Ladies 1460-80. Unpublished paintings from the Libraries of Trieste, Venice etc.
GREECE. ANTIQUE HAIR AND HEADGEAR. The women of Greek antiquity knew how to achieve a great variety in the arrangement of their hair. Veils of light or precious fabric, ribbons of various colours, flowers and fragrant ointments were often used in artistic hairstyles.
Mode of dressing the hair in vogue among the women of Shanghai, Canton, Shantou and Ningpo. Photo by John Thomson.
Russia. Popular hairstyles. The traditional costume of Russian women especially the Kokoshnik (Russian: Коко́шник) has survived all innovations of fashion.
Peasant costumes from Arkhangelsk Oblast and Veliky Novgorod, Russia 1912. Peasant art in Russia by Charles Holme.