“I know a 'face' where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.” William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
Russian costume in painting. Portrait of Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna in Russian Costume. Circa 1790 - Alexandra Pavlovna - was a beloved granddaughter of the Russian Empress Catherine II (Catherine the Great).
Russian lacquer miniature from the village of Fedoskino. Russian beauty in a kokoshnik, the traditional headdress, admires a beautiful flower. It's an illustration to the fairy tale "The Scarlet Flower".
Russian lacquer miniature from the village of Fedoskino. Russian beauty in a kokoshnik. the kokoshnik is normally worn with the 'veil' down but this picture depicts a girl with a kasinka over the 'pavlyaska'.