Headcovering in Nesterov’s Dual Harmony

mikhail-nesterov-a-princess-1905.jpg  Mikhail Nesterov painted this preliminary study for the princess of his “Dual Harmony” painting.  

Though this way of wearing a headcovering is similar to the scarf + underscarf style adopted by many Muslim women today, note that the princess’ ear is showing and many if not most Muslim women who wear hijab choose to cover their ears.

I love the way this looks.

(Thank you, Vara, for providing a good copy of this picture!)


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