Costume ornaments


Applications on dress, both decorative or with amuletic properties I would like to refer to as costume ornaments. In the following pages I have tried to show ornaments for dress that may be seen as a autonomous object, applied to different parts of costume. For example the Gul i Peron from the Asian region or triangle shaped amulets. In fact, theoretically, many (metal) amulets worn not on the body but on cloth or other parts of costume can be considered costume ornaments. Thus, for example the Arousa el Burqa is in fact also a costume ornament, as are decorative tassels. The image on the left shows my favourite amulet for warding off the Evil Eye: a silver amulet containing a marble for its resemblance of an eye.