A Brief History of the Russian Kokoshnik Tiara

There were political undertones at play when Russian royals co-opted this peasant style.

Let’s start with the basics — the kokoshnik is a traditional Russian headdress. Word nerds, take note — the root word (kokosh) means “cock’s comb” in Russian.

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Jenni Wiltz

Jenni Wiltz

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I write about fascinating royal women, their jewels, and quirky aspects of royal history no one else talks about. Find me at https://girlinthetiara.com.