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The Naga Queen Headdress, Angkor-Vat

Costume

Identifier
C-010
Date:
1930
Description:
Headdress worn by Ruth St. Denis as The Naga Queen in Angkor-Vat.

Item Details:
Very tall painted canvas headdress with wooden beads and rope detail. It is stuffed with newspaper from 1930. The fan shaped headdress has seven cobras heads arranged in a semi-circle. This piece was worn by St. Denis with a snakeskin print sarong that had a six foot padded tail (not in the collection). The headdress (and the work) were inspired by the bas-reliefs at the temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Costume designed by Pearl Wheeler.
Extent:
1
Medium:
Canvas, Wood, Cotton, Metal

Related Entities
Pearl Wheeler (designed by)
Ruth St. Denis (worn by)
(created by)
Related Objects
Headdress, Angkor-Vat
Related collections
Ruth St. Denis UCLA Costume Collection
Related Storage Locations
Costume Box 004