Dress in Ireland

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Holmes & Meier, 1989 - Design - 192 pages
Now back in print, this history is the only book of its kind. Based on historical and archaeological research and on contemporary literature and documents, this handsome volume includes over 140 full-color and black and white photographs. Each chapter begins with a brief historical summary of the political and military history of the period. Costume is then considered under the relevant headings of the period -- English and Irish dress styles in Ireland as well as dress styles at Court and that of the poor. At the end of each chapter, a listing of the textiles used during the period is given, as well as references to source material for students of Irish dress and textiles.

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Fascinating book! The differences between Irish and continental or English dress are striking. All those wonderfully preserved garments from bogs... a feast for the costume historian. Read full review



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