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Women’s Costume of the Near & Middle East

By Jennifer Scarce
Published by Routledge Curzon
Out of Print
Book Description

The historical and cultural richness of the Near and Middle East is reflected virtually in its costume. In this book Jennifer Scarce makes brilliant use of years of research to provide a lucid account of the development of women’s dress from the 14th to the early 20th centuries. Her study of costume is set in the broader context of the social and economic background of the Ottoman Empire, giving the subject a new and fascinating slant.

A detailed discussion of cut and construction is accompanied by pattern layouts and numerous photographs.

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