SouthernCounties CostumeSociety

SouthernCounties CostumeSociety

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Southern Counties, England / The pinterest account for the UK's Southern Counties Costume Society
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Straw hat, Spanish, 16th century (spangles and purl on straw! )

This unusual plaited-straw helmet-shaped hat is very similar in both shape and ornament to contemporary steel military helmets. However, this highly decorative example was likely worn by a high-ranking official for festive peacetime occasions

[French] Silk Slippers (1911)

Manufacturer: Hellstern and Sons (French) Date: 1911 Culture: French Medium: silk, leather Slippers

BEADED SILK TEA GOWN, 1890s 2 piece cream silk faille gown, bodice w/ rows of lg. gold beads & pleated chiffon, skirt w/ panels of pale gray satin brocaded w/ gold flowers & scrolls, panels of smocked & beaded cream silk

BEADED SILK TEA GOWN, 2 piece cream silk faille gown, bodice w/ rows of lg. gold beads & pleated chiffon, skirt w/ panels of pale gray satin brocaded w/ gold flowers & scrolls, panels of smocked & beaded cream silk