Promise you, its the last post about the Nawruz event))
No National costume goes without headwear. For Russian nations (there were quite many, based on regions). Tho names varied depending on a type, the most known (well foreigners call all russian head wear for ladies) - Kokoshnik. Typically its a tiara-like head piece with lots of embroidery and beads. The edges always go high and it is customary to add ribbons at the back to fasten in on the head. Young ladies were often arranging their ribbons into beautiful bows.
Most of the time all head wear was hand embroidered by the ladies themselfs, sometimes passed from family member. Well since i had nowhere to get my hand on any of these masterpieces, i had to make them myself. Mind you it was my very first attempt in doing any kind of headwear, let alone kokoshnik, so please don't judge me hard.
I had only few days to get prepared, and i did my four kokoshniks in one day using whatever I had at home. Thank God i had lots of leftovers from my university time and few items from our choker collaboration.
I have used few silk fabric leftovers from dresses and linings that were usable, prepared four carton shapes, sewed it together with foam rubber fabric, added present ribbons (didn't have anything else at hand) and started adding beads and faux pearls.
Since kokoshnik was more of a "grownup" kinda accessory, I added few embroidered ribbons, that were also used in old times. Young girls would tight it up on the head and braid it into the hair.