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History of West Turkistan and Its Influence on the Dress of South Central Asia

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

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...West Turkistan is the name traditionally given to the lands that stretch east of the Caspian Sea and north of modern Iran and Afghanistan. To the east, it is bordered by the rising peaks of the Altai and Karakoram mountains, which mark...

Dress from Kyrgyzstan

Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood

Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood is Director of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...The Kyrgyz Republic, or Kyrgyzstan as it is more commonly known, is a country in Central Asia. The name Kyrgyz is said to mean either “forty girls” or “forty tribes” and is a name that probably refers to the epic hero Manas, who unified...