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.
Late 16th or 17th century Indian temple hanging (pechhavai) via The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Date: 19th century Culture: European, Eastern Medium: (b, e–g) silk; (c, d) cotton
Date: 1850s Culture: European (probably) Medium: wool, silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 33 in. (83.8 cm)
PurseDate: 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)
Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich, c. 1903 (via Costume Ball in the Winter Palace)
omgthatdress: Albanian coat via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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)
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.