Reveal and Conceal: Dress in Contemporary Egypt
This book is an exciting study of clothing as a complex cultural expression. The author analyses contemporary social meanings found in the symbols of dress and shows the way groups and individuals use the symbols like a language to reveal or conceal significant aspects of their personal identities. Reveal and Conceal contains thirty-three line drawings, clearly depicting the various modes and differences in dress. Forty-eight photographs are included in the book, most of which were taken by the author during her extensive interviews with the women and men of the Egyptian villages and cities she researched.
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Alexandria Arabic areas Assyut awrah Bahriya basic dress bedouin bedouin dress Beni Suef birda bodice Boheira Cairo Chapter Christian classes cloak clothing colors conceal contrast costume cotton Dakhla Dakhla Oasis decorative Delta distinctions dress styles edge educated elites embroidered embroidery example Farafra Fayoum foreign dress fundamentalist dress galabiya girls granny dress granny style groups head covering head scarf heavy hubbara identities Islamic dress Kharga Kom Ombo lower lower-class Luxor markers married material melaya liff middle-class moda modesty coverings modesty garments Muslim neck neckline Nile Valley North Sinai Nubian oases oasis older women outfit overdress pants peasant Qena religious reveal ruffle rural Sa'idis scarves Sharqiya shawl shoulder shugga Siwa Siwa oasis skirt sleeves social sophisticate styles stripes Suef symbolic tarha thawb tion towns tucks Upper Egypt Upper Egyptian urban usually veil village waisted dress wearer woman women wear worn wrapped yoked young