Kokoshnik with Ochelye

Galich, Kostroma Gubernia. Last third of the 18th century

Cardboard, chopped mother of pearl, foil, colored glass, brocade

Chopped mother of pearl, colored glass, stringing, velvet

Usually a kokoshnik was donned over a sewn headband, or ochelye, to which an openwork netting of pearl or mother of pearl was attached. The kokoshnik’s hoop-shaped base ideally fit the top of the ochelye, to which a thick band or bolster was often sewn as a sort of “lock” to connect the headdress’ two parts.

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