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1888 Chromolithograph Costume Little Russia Ukraine Ethnic Native Cheremis LCH5
1888 Chromolithograph Costume Little Russia Ukraine Ethnic Native Cheremis LCH5
1888 Chromolithograph Costume Little Russia Ukraine Ethnic Native Cheremis LCH5

1888 Chromolithograph Costume Little Russia Ukraine Ethnic Native Cheremis LCH5

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This is a rare original 1888 color chromolithograph which depicts some of the popular clothing styles from various regions in Little Russia, Russia, Old Great Bulgaria (part of modern day Ukraine) and the Mari (Cheremis) people. For the majority of these cultures, it was mandatory for married women to cover their hair in public, and that, coupled with the often harsh weather, promoted the use of elaborate designs and distinctive dress.

Key Elements in Each Panel

Top (Left to right) - Shepherd from Kherson, Ukraine, wearing a touloupe, or sheepskin jacket, and chiravaris (wide pants) - Two men from Kherson wearing kalpak hats, bechmet vests and caftans over wide pants which have been tucked into heavy duty boots - Woman from Kherson in a kokolshhik headdress and a sheepskin pelisse, which would have been a wedding present - Woman from Kherson wearing plain clothing decorated with embroidery and decorative jewelry - Woman from Kherson wearing a kokoshnik and summer attire, barefooted.

Bottom (Left to right) - Mari women from Simbirsk (Ulyanovsk) in ceremonial attire - Women from Nizhny Novgorod wearing embroidered dress with fur-lined jackets. One of them is not wearing the traditional small cape or mantle, displaying the puffed shoulders of her shirt - Peasant from Oryol in a tschepatz with gold embroidery garnished with pearls, in a traditional Slavic hat.


This 123+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Chromolithograph; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 13.5 inches; 25 x 34 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper has obtained an extraordinary, ultra-rare collection of original color and chromolithographs, which capture a myriad of ancient cultures and costumes from around the world. Virtually unseen individually, and from perhaps the most coveted portfolio of costumes from the 19th century, these historically important elephant folio-sized chromolithographs depict a myriad of costumes that capture fashions, fads and traditional outfits, as well as the beautiful jewelry work of almost every major European society throughout the last few centuries. Featured in these regions include, Basque, Scotland, Brittany, Moscow, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, England and Holland; there are beautiful illustrations for all, each more unique than the next.

The originals offered are from the first edition of RacinetÕs masterwork on costumes of the world. Many have been heightened in gold and silver. The full color chromolithographs are some of the most spectacular we have procured. The duotone chromolithographs are stunning and impeccably preserved. Each piece from the collection is in museum-quality condition.

Keywords specific to this image: historical, culture, yoke, fashion, skirt, apron, attire, style, cane, sleeve