Accessories

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This section is the most diverse in its composition. The word accessory (fr. accessoire) is of French origin and refers to a small item, the associated object, supplementing the costume and allowing you to create one complete ensemble.

The collection includes women's, men's and kid's costume accessories of various purposes, dating back to the period from XVIIIth century to the present time (day, evening, wedding, mourning, uniform accessories): bags, purses, fans, umbrellas and walking sticks, gloves, shawls, ties, collars and cuffs, waistbands, belts and buckles, jewelry, pins for hats, hair combs, etc.

One of the most interesting parts of the section of the accessories is the collection of fans, numbering about 200 exhibits. They are of various types (plie, brise, cocarde, pliant, palmette), various methods of mount (a l’anglaise a la sultane), for various purposes (daytime and evening, wedding, ball, promotional, souvenir, funeral, etc.) and are of interest as works of decorative art.



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