Monthly Archives: December 2012

Mystery Monday: The Oorijzer

Yes, this headdress is called an oorijzer, Dutch for “ear iron”. The Oorijzer is unique to the Netherlands and is an important element of national costume and tradition. It began a as humble accessory, a type of peasant jewelry worn … Continue reading

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Fashion and Technology at the MFIT

Ariele Elia, graduate of our program and contributor to this blog, co-curated along side Emma McClendon, the recent exhibition Fashion and Technology at the MFIT History Gallery. The exhibition opened on December 4 and will run through May 8, 2013. Here is the … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday

Monday has arrived, and so has another mystery: What is the name of this headpiece? Is it purely decorative? If not, what is its purpose? Think you know? Submit your guesses and we’ll reveal the answer on Thursday!

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