Celtic Fashions

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Courier Corporation, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Scores of carefully rendered illustrations depict more than 4,000 years of Celtic apparel-from cloaks worn by European Celts ca. 2000 b.c. to the plaid tunics of British-Celtic farm women (100 b.c.) and the elaborately embroidered costume of a 20th-century Irish step dancer. Fascinating, ready-to-color archive with detailed captions also includes illustrations of period headgear, footwear, and jewelry.

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I feel this book could have been better researched on part of Irish culture, as not just once, but twice, several heroes from Irish mythology are referred to as 'British', 1. Fionn Mac Cool, and 2. Cu Chulainn, who were solely Irish mythological heroes. I also find the lack of proper research into Irish fashions, leading to them to show the Irish as more primitive to their other Celtic kin. I was truly looking forward to using this for reference work, but find better references to Irish cultural costume and fashion online. 

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One of the leading authorities on fashion history, Tom Tierney created over 150 paper doll books for Dover Publications. With subjects ranging from U.S. Presidents to popular movie stars, Mr. Tierney's books are famous for being carefully researched and meticulously rendered. His releases are prized by fashion professionals, collectors, and paper doll lovers all over the world.

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