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Mesopotamian Civilization, c. 3500–600 BCE

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume

Fairchild Books, 2021

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...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:• Identify textile materials and relate textile characteristics to their use in garments from Mesopotamia and Egypt• Summarize similarities and differences between the dress...

The Ancient Middle East, c. 3500–600 BCE

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume : Student Study Guide

Fairchild Publications, 2015

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...Chapter Objectives After studying this chapter, you will be able to: 2.1 Describe the location of the civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt, and identify geographic factors related to dress. 2.2 Identify textile materials and relate...

The discovery of materiality: Archeological clothing finds, representation, and knowledge formation

Fashion and Materiality : Cultural Practices in Global Contexts

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...“Sensational discovery in Armenia,” reads the headline of the German newspaper Die Welt on June 10, 2010: “Archeologists find oldest shoe in the world.” Discovered in a cave, well-preserved including shoelaces, the ancient find looks like...

Christian Secular, Monastic, and Liturgical Dress in the Eastern Mediterranean

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The first Christian communities were established around the Mediterranean in the first century c.e. At that time there was not yet a unifying structure. By the second century, most communities observed three ranks in the local hierarchy...

Dance Costumes

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The category of dance costume is a specialized type of dress usually reserved for performances and masquerade. In North Africa as elsewhere, dance costumes are worn for performances at special events and in entertainment venues. Three...

Chloé

Morna Laing

Associate Lecturer, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designer biography

...Gaby Aghion was born in 1921 to an affluent family in Alexandria, Egypt. It was there she married Raymond Aghion, with whom she moved to Paris in 1945. Gaby was soon moved to create fashions that reflected the bohemian and intellectual life...

North Africa

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...North Africa consists of Egypt in the east and the lands to the west, or Maghreb (the Arabic term for “the place of sunset”). Because of a rich archaeological record, a substantial amount of information exists on ancient Egyptian textiles...

The Veil Becomes a Movement

Fadwa El Guindi

Fadwa El Guindi is at the University of Southern California. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Veil : Modesty, Privacy and Resistance

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...In Egypt the contemporary veil represents a movement that has passed through several transitional phases since the 1970s, spreading all over the Arab world and among Muslims worldwide. Today the Islamic movement continues to grow strong...

Muharram and Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...National and religious festivals serve as visible signs of renewal, initiation rituals, reenactments of the oath of the community, and reminders of particular identities. To indicate these aspects of a festival, people dress themselves...

Footwear

Doran H. Ross

Doran H. Ross is a past president of the Arts Council of the African Studies Association, and is the Editor of African Arts and Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...In discussions of dress in Africa, soled footwear is generally considered only as an afterthought, and the barefoot stereotype still pervades popular thinking about Africa. Feet, however, are conceptually dressed and framed in many...