King Solomon Costume, The Song of Songs (ensemble)


Headdress, velvet jacket, wrap-over skirt, jeweled belt, jeweled sandals, and beaded collar. Worn by Ted Shawn in the role of King Solomon in the work The Song of Songs.

Item Details:
The costumes for The Song of Songs were designed by Ted Shawn after Tissot and Moreau and made by George Horn.
C-233_a A shaped buckram headdress (high at the back and low at the front) covered with dark red silk velvet. A gold lurex covered shaped band also encircles the headdress, in the center front is set a cluster of glass gems set in metal mounts.
C-233_b A short sleeved burgundy silk velvet jacket. The sleeves are trimmed with metallic fringe. The jacket fastens down the center front with hooks and bars. Inside the jacket is tight fitting waistband.
C-233_c A long royal blue cotton wrap-over skirt. The skirt is trimmed with metallic fringe and colored lurex braid. On one side of the skirt a panel hangs down which would have been secured up to one shoulder. The skirt is covered in a pattern of hand painted gold circles with a cross inside them.
C-233_d A gold lurex belt covered with large colored glass gems.
C-233_e-f A pair of brown leather sandals set with colored glass jewels.
C-233_g A heavily beaded gold collar, decorated with large green glass bugle beads and small red beads.
Leather, Cotton, Silk, Glass, Metal

Related Entities
Ted Shawn (worn by)
Ted Shawn (designed by)
George Horn (created by)
Related works
The Song of Songs
Related collections
Ted Shawn Costume Collection
Related Storage Locations
Costume Box 041Costume Box 074Costume Box 075