«Soroka». Late 19th century. Russians. Tula Province

«Soroka». Late 19th century. Russians. Tula Province

"Soroka" - is a headdress for young women, sometimes such kind of a headdress was used as a wedding headgear. Women usually wore it on big festival days before they have a first baby. It consists of 11 pieces. "Soroka" it is an upper hat with seed-beads decoration on its back part. Some of other parts are - "front trimming (opoushiena)", "back opoushiena", flounce of different colors, "braid" of drake feathers, "puffs".