Headcovering in Nesterov’s Dual Harmony
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!)