Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna at the Winter Palace Costume Ball of 1903.

Tsar Nicholas II's sister, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna Apr 1875 – 20 Apr of Russia at the Winter Palace Ball of After the fall of the monarchy in February 1917 she fled Russia, eventually settling in the United Kingdom.

Russian national costume. The Collection Of Sergey Glebushkin.  "Soroka" - headgear of the married women. According to ancient traditions, a woman, unlike the girls, the hair should be neatly removed.

Достояние народа: русский национальный костюм

Traditional Russian headwear of married women, called 'soroka'. According to the ancient tradition, women, unlike girls, had to wear their hair neatly taken away (picture from RIA Novosti / Marat Valiev)

Кукла Московская боярыня в кокошнике - ярко-красный,красно-золотой,боярыня

Кукла Московская боярыня в кокошнике - ярко-красный,красно-золотой,боярыня

Jewelled pearl kokoshnik from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Jewelled pearl kokoshnik from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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