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Headdress Collection

"Headdress: A Glimpse into the Rich Tapestry of History and Culture" From paying a visit to Hmong children seeking shelter

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Bison dance of the Mandan Native Americans in front of their medicine lodge

Bison dance of the Mandan Native Americans in front of their medicine lodge
MANDAN: BISON DANCE, 1844. Bison dance of the Mandan Native Americans in front of their medicine lodge. Aquatint engraving, 1844, after Karl Bodmer

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Choctaw Indian Princess, Oklahoma, USA

Choctaw Indian Princess, Oklahoma, USA
Choctaw Indian Princess in traditional costume, Oklahoma, USA. Date: 1946

Background imageHeaddress Collection: The Cherokee chief Kanagagota (Standing Turkey) painted, 1762, in London by Francis Parsons

The Cherokee chief Kanagagota (Standing Turkey) painted, 1762, in London by Francis Parsons
PARSONS: CHEROKEE, 1762. The Cherokee chief Kanagagota (Standing Turkey) painted, 1762, in London by Francis Parsons

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Hmong children under umbrella in the monsoon (rainy) season, Sapa, Vietnam, Indochina

Hmong children under umbrella in the monsoon (rainy) season, Sapa, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageHeaddress Collection: ELIZABETH TALBOT (c1527-1608). Known as Bess of Hardwick. Countess of Shrewsbury

ELIZABETH TALBOT (c1527-1608). Known as Bess of Hardwick. Countess of Shrewsbury. Oil on canvas, 17th century, by an unknown artist after a portrait of c1590

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Madame Sarah Bernhardt as Theodora - photograph by Downey

Madame Sarah Bernhardt as Theodora - photograph by Downey
Madame Sarah Bernhardt as Theodora - photograph by Messrs Downey. Date: 1894

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Minoan art. Crete. Prince of the Lilies

Minoan art. Crete. Prince of the Lilies. Dated circa 1550 BC. Brings the Minoan belt and headdress made A?a?A?a?of lilies and peacock feathers. Fresco from the palace of Knossos

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Photo of The Dolly Sisters

Photo of The Dolly Sisters
Black and white photograph of popular revue stars the Dolly Sisters in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 19th December 1925

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Ideal Head, c. 1518-20 (red chalk on paper)

Ideal Head, c. 1518-20 (red chalk on paper)
AMO101461 Ideal Head, c.1518-20 (red chalk on paper) by Buonarroti, Michelangelo (1475-1564); 20.5x16.5 cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, UK; eAshmolean Museum; Italian, out of copyright

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Duleep Singh (1838-93) (litho)

Duleep Singh (1838-93) (litho)
KW245936 Duleep Singh (1838-93) (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: the last Maharaja during the Sikh Raj of Punjab; son of Ranjit Singh (1780-1839)

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Prajnaparamita, Goddess of Trancendental Wisdom, c. 1300 (andesite)

Prajnaparamita, Goddess of Trancendental Wisdom, c. 1300 (andesite)
DBP420644 Prajnaparamita, Goddess of Trancendental Wisdom, c.1300 (andesite) by Indonesian School, (14th century); height: 126 cm; Private Collection; Photo eDirk Bakker; Indonesian, out of copyright

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Egypt. Goddess Nephthys. Relief. Memphis

Egypt. Goddess Nephthys. Relief. Memphis
Egyptian Art. Goddess Nephthys wearing a headdress in the shape of a house. Relief. Mit Rahina Open Air Museum. Memphis. Egypt

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Tamara Karsavina and Michel Fokine in The Firebird, 1910 (b / w photo)

Tamara Karsavina and Michel Fokine in The Firebird, 1910 (b / w photo)
XJF342482 Tamara Karsavina and Michel Fokine in The Firebird, 1910 (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Chile, Easter Island, Hanga Nui. Rapa Nui National Park, Ahu Tongariki (aka Tonariki)

Chile, Easter Island, Hanga Nui. Rapa Nui National Park, Ahu Tongariki (aka Tonariki). Fifteen large moi statues on the largest ceremonial platform in all of Polynesia. Moi with pukao (headdress)

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Sioux Indian Chief - Hollow Horn Bear

Sioux Indian Chief - Hollow Horn Bear (18501913) - a BruleIakota leader during the Indian Wars on the Great Plains of the United States. Date: 1906

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Picture No. 10760372

Picture No. 10760372
Chief Lttle Hawk photo 1904 - North American Indian wearing feather headdress Date:

Background imageHeaddress Collection: India, Kerala, row of elephants decorated with golden headdress and umbrella for the Pooram Festival

India, Kerala, row of elephants decorated with golden headdress and umbrella for the Pooram Festival, low angle side view

Background imageHeaddress Collection: The Perfumers Costume (colour engraving)

The Perfumers Costume (colour engraving)
XIR154617 The Perfumers Costume (colour engraving) by Bonnart, Nicolas (c.1646-1718); Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Ouled nail dancing girls of Algeria. They belong to a tribe of desert arabs February

Ouled nail dancing girls of Algeria. They belong to a tribe of desert arabs February 1920

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Water Nymphs, 1927 (oil on canvas)

Water Nymphs, 1927 (oil on canvas)
HTL226376 Water Nymphs, 1927 (oil on canvas) by Bussiere, Gaston (1862-1929); Private Collection; By courtesy of Julian Hartnoll; French, out of copyright

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Young girl in traditional dress. Mursi tribe, Mago National Park. Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Young girl in traditional dress. Mursi tribe, Mago National Park. Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Background imageHeaddress Collection: High fashion evening hairstyles with accessories 1912

High fashion evening hairstyles with accessories 1912
French models wearing elegant headdresses. Date: 1912

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Evening hairstyles 1912

Evening hairstyles 1912
French women wearing evening headdresses. 1912

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Red Indian Chief, Eastbourne, Sussex

Red Indian Chief, Eastbourne, Sussex
Edward Blackmore, an Eastbourne plumber and adopted member of the North American Sioux Indian Tribe. In 1964 he travelled to South Dakota to meet the tribe, and during his visit he was made a Chief

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Woman in flapper dress 1923

Woman in flapper dress 1923
Soft georgette evening gown, with cross-over bodice, edged with narrow band of self-coloured satin. Two flat panels appeared at the front and back of the skirt

Background imageHeaddress Collection: MENAWA (c1766-1837). Native American Creek chief

MENAWA (c1766-1837). Native American Creek chief. Lithograph after a painting by Charles Bird King, 1826

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Girl from Mali with wonderful beads and headdress

Girl from Mali with wonderful beads and headdress
Young Soninke Girl from Mali wearing wonderful beads and beaded headdress. The Soninke (also called Sarakole, Seraculeh, or Serahuli)

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Buddhist Priest, Hai Phong, Vietnam

Buddhist Priest, Hai Phong, Vietnam
Hai Phong (Haiphong) in Tonkin - Northern Vietnam. A Buddhist Priest gives a sermon Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHeaddress Collection: A Himba woman in traditional attire. Her body gleams from a mixture of red ochre

A Himba woman in traditional attire. Her body gleams from a mixture of red ochre, butterfat and herbs. Her long hair is styled in the traditional Himba way

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots, c.1550-59 (oil on wood)

Portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots, c.1550-59 (oil on wood)
8617890 Portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots, c.1550-59 (oil on wood) by Anonymous; National Museum, Krakow, Poland; Photo © Fine Art Images

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Knight Templar, knight and Bishop

Knight Templar, knight and Bishop
Knight Templar stands on a Mediterranean shore, wearing the red cross on his cloak authorised by pope Eugenius III in 1146. Knight in chainmail, robe and holding shield and sword, and bishop

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Dorma Leigh in 1920

Dorma Leigh in 1920
Dorma Leigh (1890 - ?), British stage performer, appearing here in The Whirligig, at the Palace Theatre, London. 1920

Background imageHeaddress Collection: BODMER: HIDATSA NATIVE AMERICAN. Pehriska-Ruhpa (Two Ravens), Hidatsa Native American

BODMER: HIDATSA NATIVE AMERICAN. Pehriska-Ruhpa (Two Ravens), Hidatsa Native American. Watercolor, 1833, by Karl Bodmer

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Lillian Leitzel - German Circus acrobat and strongwoman

Lillian Leitzel - German Circus acrobat and strongwoman
Lillian (" Lilli" ) Leitzel (1892-1931) - an acrobat and strongwoman for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Color lithograph, 1845, by James Ackerman after George Catlin

Color lithograph, 1845, by James Ackerman after George Catlin
SIOUX LACROSSE PLAYERS. Color lithograph, 1845, by James Ackerman after George Catlin

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Pupils in fancy dress at Lancastrian Infants School, Chichester, May 1956

Pupils in fancy dress at Lancastrian Infants School, Chichester, May 1956
Pupils dressed up as Red Indians with a tepee at Lancastrian Infants School, Chichester, May 1956 Chichester Photographic Society Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: CPS0567-7

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Colossal Nero statue, 1st century, drawing

Colossal Nero statue, 1st century, drawing
Ancient Rome. Colossal Nero statue. Rome, 1st century. Color illustration

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Scheherazade (colour litho)

Costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Scheherazade (colour litho)
6030994 Costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Scheherazade (colour litho) by Bakst, Leon (1866-1924) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHeaddress Collection: High-waisted houppelandes (gowns) with turned-down collars, V -necks

High-waisted houppelandes (gowns) with turned-down collars, V -necks, funnel sleeves & trains, sideless surcoat, mantle, girdle & headdresses, templers & veils Date: 15th century

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Lady Eileen Orde

Lady Eileen Orde, nee Wellesley (1887-1952), daughter of the 4th Duke of Wellington and wife of Captain Cuthbert Julian Orde, WW1 pilot

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Sarah Bernhardt - French Stage Actress

Sarah Bernhardt - French Stage Actress
Sarah Bernhardt - French Stage (and early film) Actress (1844-1923) - The Divine Sarah - in La Princesse Lointaine by Edmond Rostand. The frame border is an ornate floral art nouveau design

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Fabulous Feather Headdress - 1920s Fashion

Fabulous Feather Headdress - 1920s Fashion. Date: 1920s

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Thistle flower fairy, Carduus nutans

Thistle flower fairy, Carduus nutans.. Handcolored steel engraving by C. Geoffrois after an illustration by Jean Ignace Isidore Grandville from Les Fleurs Animees, Flower Fairies, Paris

Background imageHeaddress Collection: Gaby Deslys in 5064 Gerrard

Gaby Deslys in 5064 Gerrard
Gaby Deslys (1884 - 1920), French actress, music hall artiste and sometime lover of King Manuel II of Portugal, pictured in 1915 when she was appearing in " 5064 Gerrard." Known for her

Background imageHeaddress Collection: SQUANTO (?-1622). Squanto leading the March of Miles Standish. Detail from an American lithograph

SQUANTO (?-1622). Squanto leading the March of Miles Standish. Detail from an American lithograph, 1873

Background imageHeaddress Collection: BODMER: MANDAN CHIEF. Mah-to-toh-pa, or Four Bears. Watercolor, 1832-34, by Karl Bodmer

BODMER: MANDAN CHIEF. Mah-to-toh-pa, or Four Bears. Watercolor, 1832-34, by Karl Bodmer

Background imageHeaddress Collection: American Chiefs

American Chiefs
circa 1800: Native American warriors and chieftains with feathered headdresses. Original Artwork: Lithograph by Nordmann and Sahn. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)



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"Headdress: A Glimpse into the Rich Tapestry of History and Culture" From paying a visit to Hmong children seeking shelter, headdresses have adorned heads throughout time. In 1915 and 1939, Abram Arkhipov captured the essence of headdresses in his paintings, showcasing their significance. WA Rouch's artwork from 1899 immortalized The England Test cricket XI at Nottingham, where players proudly wore their distinctive headdresses. Traveling to Sapa, Vietnam in Indochina reveals Hmong children donning vibrant umbrellas during the monsoon season – a testament to the practicality and beauty of these headpieces. Meanwhile, Tom Morris senior's portrait from c1910 showcases British golfer elegance with a touch of sophistication through his stylish headdress. ELIZABETH TALBOT, also known as Bess of Hardwick and Countess of Shrewsbury, exemplified power and grace with her elaborate headdress that symbolized her noble status. The Ideal Head drawing from c. 1518-20 demonstrates how even on paper, artists recognized the allure and artistry behind these ornate accessories. JMW Turner's masterpiece "Shoeburyness Fisherman Hailing a Whitstable Hoy" transports us back to c1809 when fishermen relied on their trusty red caps for protection against harsh elements at sea. Duleep Singh lithograph depicts an Indian prince wearing an exquisite turban-like headdress that reflects his royal heritage. Madame Sarah Bernhardt mesmerizes as she portrays Theodora while wearing an opulent headdress in Downey's photograph. Spy's artwork captures Yorkshire Cricket players' camaraderie in 1892 while sporting traditional cricket caps – another form of iconic headgear within sports history. Delving deeper into cultural heritage brings us face-to-face with an ivory mask worn by the Oba of Benin during ceremonial occasions in Nigeria.