Hats: A History of Fashion in Headwear
An illustrated view of 2,000 years of head coverings, this engaging and literate survey features over 800 drawings depicting the headgear of both genders, all classes, and many nationalities. Its interpretive text documents the development of styles, their changes with the passage of time, and the influences that created and altered them. 800 black-and-white illustrations.
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The First Millenium AD
Traditional or National Styles
NonEuropean Hats and Headdresses
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