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Aprons

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...“Apron” means an over-garment covering the front of the body (from the French naperon, a small tablecloth). For centuries, people worldwide have worn them as protective garments, as ceremonial indicators of marital and parental status, rank...

Bulgaria: Ethnic Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Over many centuries, Bulgaria’s complicated history brought peoples of various ethnicities into the region. In the seventh century c.e., the Bulgars, originally a Turkic-Tartar tribe, united with the Slavonic tribes who had settled...

On the Antiquity of East European Bridal Clothing

Folk Dress in Europe and Anatolia : Beliefs about Protection and Fertility

Berg Publishers, 1999

Book chapter

...In much of Russia and Ukraine well into this century, there came a time in each girl’s life when she was finally offered a panjóva to wear. Up to this point, like her mother, she had worn a long white chemise, a belt or sash, and in cold...

Threads of Life: Red Fringes in Macedonian Dressemphasis

Folk Dress in Europe and Anatolia : Beliefs about Protection and Fertility

Berg Publishers, 1999

Book chapter

...During the summer of 1996 while I was searching for folk dresses in the republic of Macedonia,1. Currently admitted by the UN under the temporary name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM); (Macedonian Republika Makedonija...

Lithuania: Ethnic Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Lithuania, situated in northeastern Europe on the Baltic Sea, was until the twentieth century a nation of people living off the land. Up until 1970, more than half of Lithuania’s population lived outside of major urban areas. The country...

South Africa Overview

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...South Africa offers a rich field for exploring the symbolic language of dress in the varied contexts of everyday life. It is a country of many cultural layers, with eleven official languages and a relatively recent history of racial...

Class, Work, and Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...During the nineteenth century, clothing in West Europe was inextricably linked to a person’s class and occupation. Dress was constantly used to determine a person’s social status. Although there were obvious variations in occupational dress...

Conventional Work Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Historically, climate and work environments are primary to the selection and production of work clothing, but safety concerns, economic and business climates, fashion, and ethics find a place in the clothing narrative of Western...

Romania: Ethnic Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Modern Romania incorporates the regions of Transylvania, Moldavia, and Wallachia. Rulers of the territory of modern Romania have included the Roman, Austro-Hungarian, and Ottoman Empires. Different regions have been affected by differing...

Pedi, Ndebele, and Ntwane Dress and Beadwork

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The Pedi, Ndebele, and Ntwane communities developed close links during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in what is now South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. Some of their beadwork and rituals are almost identical. Today there are two...