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Expand Your Fashion Vocabulary #73

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Kokoshnik: A traditional Russian piece of female head-wear, the Kokoshnik has been around since at least the 17th century.  The origins of the word come from both the distinctive arches visible in Russian architecture from the 14th century, and from the ancient word “Kokosh”, a female version of cockerel with his large comb atop his head.  No married woman was allowed to show her hair in public, so she could plait it and keep it hidden under her magnificent hat (from

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August 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm

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