1. non-westernhistoricalfashion:

Object Name: Festival Hat
Place Made: Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi
Period: Late 19th to mid 20th century
Date: 1880 - 1950
Dimensions: L 17 cm x W 11 cm x H 17 cm x 25 cm in diameter
Materials: Silk; silk floss; gold foil/leaf; cardboard; cotton thread
Techniques: Satin; brocaded; embroidered; satin stitch; couched; Peking stitch; stem stitch; netted; appliquéd; glued
Notes from the Textile Museum of Canada: For special occasions, Chinese mothers dress their young children in hats representing powerful animals such as tigers. It was believed that tigers frightened away evil spirits and ensured a prosperous future.

    non-westernhistoricalfashion:

    Object Name: Festival Hat

    Place Made: Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

    Period: Late 19th to mid 20th century

    Date: 1880 - 1950

    Dimensions: L 17 cm x W 11 cm x H 17 cm x 25 cm in diameter

    Materials: Silk; silk floss; gold foil/leaf; cardboard; cotton thread

    Techniques: Satin; brocaded; embroidered; satin stitch; couched; Peking stitch; stem stitch; netted; appliquéd; glued

    Notes from the Textile Museum of Canada: For special occasions, Chinese mothers dress their young children in hats representing powerful animals such as tigers. It was believed that tigers frightened away evil spirits and ensured a prosperous future.

  2. oldrags:

The Young Wine Tasters by Albert Roosenboom, ca 1870’s

not drunk enough to handle those sassy britches

    oldrags:

    The Young Wine Tasters by Albert Roosenboom, ca 1870’s

    not drunk enough to handle those sassy britches

  3. historicalfashion:

Girl’s party dress, MFA Boston, 1865

speaking of ancient OCs, I have one who would wear the shit out of this

    historicalfashion:

    Girl’s party dress, MFA Boston, 1865

    speaking of ancient OCs, I have one who would wear the shit out of this