Women's Costume of the Near and Middle East
The historical and cultural richness of the Near and Middle East is reflected visually in its costume. In this book, Jennifer Scarce makes brilliant use of years or research to provide a lucid acount of the development of women's dress from the fourteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Her study of costume is set in th ebroader context of the social and economic background of the Ottoman Empire, giving the subject a new an fascinating slant.
A detailed discussion of cut and construction is accompanied by pattern layouts and numerous photographs which clearly illustrate the different styles of dress through the centuries.
Women's costume of the Near and Middle East is a hitherto sadly neglected subject. After years of original research across the world, this gap has been admirably filled by Jennifer Scarce's scholarly readable study.
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The Ottoman InheritanceByzantium
The Ottomans at HomeMainly Istanbul
The Ottomans Abroad SouthEast Europe
The Ottomans Abroad The Arab World
Close and Distant Neighbours Persia
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album of single-figure alvar Anatolia ankles anteri Arab bands blue bodice border British Museum brocade Byzantine centre front chadar clothes colour court cuffs cut and construction CUT ON STRAIGHT decollete decorated deep Department of Oriental depicting detail Diagram draped early edges Edinburgh Egypt eighteenth century embroidered Empress European example face fashion fastened floral folded girl gold gomlek hair headdress illustrated indoor Isfahan Islamic Istanbul jacket Julia Pardoe ladies late linen long sleeves manuscript Miniature from album Miniature painting motifs Museum of Scotland Muslim neck nineteenth century Oil painting Ottoman Empire Ottoman Turkish Ottoman Turks outdoor dress patterned Pazyryk pearls Persia Phanariot pieces pink plaits Plate robe Romania Royal Museum RUNNING STITCH seams Seljuk seventeenth century Shahnameh shape shawl shoulders side silk silver single-figure studies skirt STRAIGHT OF FABRIC style Sultan textiles tight Topkapi Palace tradition trousers Turkey veil velvet waist wear weave Woman's women's costume worn woven