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Ancient jewelry headwear of Russian women

Ancient jewelry headwear of Russian women

Ancient jewelry headwear of Russian women of XI- XIII centuries

Ancient jewelry headwear of Russian women
First of all, the author of these drawings reconstructing folk headwear of Russian women XI – XIII centuries is Russian artist Oleg Fedorov. Born in Omsk in 1964, Oleg Fedorov graduated from the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography (1988). He worked at the film studio, taught painting and drawing at the School of the Moscow Art Theatre. He based his reconstruction on actual archaeological and scientific data. Besides, many of the works were created for the largest museums in collaboration with leading scientists and experts. A selection of drawings on the theme of women’s jewelry headdress gives us the opportunity to see how beautiful and great our grandmothers looked a thousand years ago.

Woman in headwear with botryoidal 'naushnitsa' (on ears), late X – early XI century. According to the materials of Smolensk treasures.

Woman in headwear with botryoidal ‘naushnitsa’ (on ears), late X – early XI century. According to the materials of Smolensk treasures

According to scientists, almost every light-skinned European is a descendant or a relative of at least one of the European royal houses. It can be assumed that virtually everyone in the European part of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus is a descendant or relative of at least one of the Russian princely families. So, it is possible that the figures in reconstructed ancient women’s headwear, are our ancient grandmothers.

Noteworthy, Natalia Zilina, candidate of historical Sciences made reconstruction of ancient decorations on the basis of excavated artifacts. Drawings by Oleg Fedorov

Ancient jewelry headwear of Russian women

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