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Myanmar Minister’s military court costume, 1878-1885
This ceremonial military costume of gold encrusted green and plum velvet was specially styled for a minister who served King Thibaw (r.1878-1885), the last king of the Konbaung Dynasty, at the Court of Mandalay. Consisting of a long fitted robe, separate sleeveless jacket and spectacular “cloud collar”. The quality of the velvet, its colour and degree of gold decoration defined the minister’s rank, which he had been awarded by the King.

whatismyanmar:

Myanmar Minister’s military court costume, 1878-1885

This ceremonial military costume of gold encrusted green and plum velvet was specially styled for a minister who served King Thibaw (r.1878-1885), the last king of the Konbaung Dynasty, at the Court of Mandalay. Consisting of a long fitted robe, separate sleeveless jacket and spectacular “cloud collar”. The quality of the velvet, its colour and degree of gold decoration defined the minister’s rank, which he had been awarded by the King.

162 notesReblog omgthatdress:

Late 16th or 17th century Indian temple hanging (pechhavai) via The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

omgthatdress:

Late 16th or 17th century Indian temple hanging (pechhavai) via The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Date: 19th century Culture: European, Eastern Medium: (b, e–g) silk; (c, d) cotton

Ensemble

Date: 19th century Culture: European, Eastern Medium: (b, e–g) silk; (c, d) cotton

6 notesReblog Cape
Date: 1850s Culture: European (probably) Medium: wool, silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 33 in. (83.8 cm)

Cape

Date: 1850s Culture: European (probably) Medium: wool, silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 33 in. (83.8 cm)

182 notesReblog Purse
Date:                     Late 15th century                     Culture:                     Northern European                     Medium:                     iron, red velvet brocade                     Dimensions:                     Overall: 12 5/16 x 9 x 1 in. (31.2 x 22.8 x 2.5 cm) iron clasp only: 5 7/8 x 5 3/16 x 1 in. (15 x 13.2 x 2.5 cm)

Purse

Date: Late 15th century Culture: Northern European Medium: iron, red velvet brocade Dimensions: Overall: 12 5/16 x 9 x 1 in. (31.2 x 22.8 x 2.5 cm) iron clasp only: 5 7/8 x 5 3/16 x 1 in. (15 x 13.2 x 2.5 cm)
541 notesReblog lostsplendor:

Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich, c. 1903 (via Costume Ball in the Winter Palace)

lostsplendor:

Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich, c. 1903 (via Costume Ball in the Winter Palace)

7 notesReblog Fantasia at Beni Drar in the region of Oujda, Morocco, region Oriental.

Fantasia at Beni Drar in the region of Oujda, Morocco, region Oriental.

95 notesReblog thefiveanddiamond:

crown.
ethnoworld:

China,19th century bridal headdress

thefiveanddiamond:

crown.

ethnoworld:

China,19th century bridal headdress

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1,494 notesReblog plaatjes101:

omgthatdress: Albanian coat via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

plaatjes101:

omgthatdress: Albanian coat via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

471 notesReblog Caroline Trentini for Versace.

Caroline Trentini for Versace.

18 notesReblog indigenousdialogues:

This carpet comes from Ardabil, the city located in the north west of Iran, the shot is taken with available light and hand held cam. (by HORIZON)

indigenousdialogues:

This carpet comes from Ardabil, the city located in the north west of Iran, the shot is taken with available light and hand held cam. (by HORIZON)

385 notesReblog bollywoodbollywood:

TARUN TAHILIANI BRIDAL COUTURE BACKSTAGE

bollywoodbollywood:

TARUN TAHILIANI BRIDAL COUTURE BACKSTAGE

217 notesReblog haruenishikawa:

The Pazyryk carpet is named for the Siberian valley in which it was found, in 1949, near Russia’s borders with Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and China. It is the oldest known knotted carpet, preserved in a Scythe tomb (kurgan) from the 4th -3th century B.C.

haruenishikawa:

The Pazyryk carpet is named for the Siberian valley in which it was found, in 1949, near Russia’s borders with Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and China. It is the oldest known knotted carpet, preserved in a Scythe tomb (kurgan) from the 4th -3th century B.C.

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miss-mary-quite-contrary:

Une jeune juive d’Algérie, c1890

thatbohemiangirl:

miss-mary-quite-contrary:

Une jeune juive d’Algérie, c1890