Night Sun Headpiece

☑ An interpretation of the traditional Russian festive headpiece – the Kokoshnik.
☑ The design reflects the solar motif (developed for the Garment), with shapes that are actually enlarged pieces of motifs intersecting with one another.
☑ It features creative , hand-dyed cotton cords, soutache, pearls, glass beads, and French wire.

THE PROGRESS

Creative pearl embroidery and embroidery techniques

Night Sun Headpiece - design and hand embroidery by Ksenia Semirova

The contemporary interpretation of traditional Russian headpiece

Night Sun Headpiece is a contemporary rendition of the traditional Russian Kokoshnik, featuring an enlarged solar motif. Handcrafted with pearl embroidery, hand-dyed cotton cords, soutache, pearls, glass beads, and French wire. Reflecting Slavic pre-Christian history, it explores the pagan cult of the Sun, symbolizing transformation and various states of the Sun, including the nocturnal or subterranean aspects.

Year
2023
Brief
‘Modern Mystic Arts and the Power of Colour' by H&L
The Full Project
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