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Royal clothing in Kyivan Rus’. The outfit of Anna Yaroslavna (1032/1036 – 1075/1089), daughter of Yaroslav the Wise and Ingegerd, wife of King Henry I of France. Wax figure; the clothing is accurate modern replicas of authentic pieces. Her outfit is embellished with embroidery, gems, and pearls. Also, she’s wearing a cute royal headdress.
The outfits of the royal couple of Kyivan Rus’. Yaroslav the Wise (978/986 – 1054), Grand Prince of Kyivan Rus’, and Ingegerd (1002-1050), his wife, daughter of Swedish King Olof III. Wax figures; the clothing is accurate modern replicas of authentic pieces. They are wearing similar attires. The robes are adorned with embroidery and gems; his cloak is trimmed with fur and her with embroidery. She has pretty silver jewels, including temple rings, his jewelry pieces are gold (encolpion cross on a chain and a brooch). By the way, an encolpion is a cross-shaped medallion, hollow inside, filled with sacred religious items or substances – very popular jewelry in Kyivan Rus’.
Period attire of Elisaveta Yaroslavna (1022-1067), royal woman in Kyivan Rus’, wife of Norwegian King Harald Hardrada. Wax figure; the clothing is accurate modern replicas of authentic pieces. Her dress is trimmed with pearls and gems. She is wearing a fur hat and a white veil underneath that covers the hair and neck. She has a silver brooch, silver temple rings, and a glass-beaded necklace – typical jewelry in Kyivan Rus’. Her ensemble is rather elegant and period correct.