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. 

© 2020 by Wearable Heritage. Proudly created with

All information published on this website is subject to copyright and intellectual property rights. Any use of copyright and intellectual property laws shall require the prior written consent of the provider or their owners. This applies especially to reproduction, adaptation, translation, storage and processing of contents in databases or other electronic media and systems, including other websites. Contents and rights of third parties are marked as such. The unauthorized reproduction or next task of content or complete pages is not allowed and punishable. Only the production of copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial use is allowed. The presentation of this website in external frames is only allowed with written permission.


For publishing, please contact the webmaster via, the Netherlands