Shamshura, women’s summer headgear.
Kola Peninsula, Arkhangelsk province
second third of the 19th century
Museum of the Peoples of the USSR
Metal; cloth: cloth; glass (glass beads); stone: mother-of-pearl; cloth: cordons
Made of red cloth as a soft cap with a “crest.” Birch bark is used as a frame. Reminds a Russian kokoshnik headband. The shamshura is decorated with cordons, beads, and mother-of-pearl buttons. Sewn on along the lower edge are cast metal buttons. Wearing the shamshura, all the hair was tucked under it. A triangle-folded kerchief was tied over the shamshura. The kerchief’s corners were tied under the chin. Abstract by L.V. Korolkova
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