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Introduction: Folk Dress, bath-house (pirts) supernatural Supernatural Beliefs, and the Body

Linda Welters

Linda Welters is Professor of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design and Director of the Graduate Program at the University of Rhode Island, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Berg Publishers, 1999

Book chapter

...Throughout history, dress and adornment have fulfilled a basic human need to connect with the supernatural world. In folk cultures, the dressed body offers human beings a way to negotiate the invisible influences on their natural and social...

The Portrayal of Balkan Dress in Western Travel Books

Antonia Young

Antonia Young is at University College London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Only a few Western travelers have focused specifically on the dress they encountered, and travel books generally devote a very small proportion of their texts and illustrations to clothes or national dress, often observing simply...

Girls’ Uniforms in Greek Schools

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The transformations of school dress provide crucial indicators of society’s attitudes toward children and young people. In Greek schools, girls’ uniforms have played a major role in the production and reproduction of social order...

Hellenistic Jewelry

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Hellenistic jewelry (ca. 323–31 b.c.e.) was conceptually sophisticated. It combined new forms from the East with homogeneity of style and virtuosity of technique. Workshop competitiveness and a willingness to experiment with structure...

The Peloponnesian “Zonari”: A Twentieth-century String Skirt

Linda Welters

Linda Welters is Professor of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design and Director of the Graduate Program at the University of Rhode Island, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Berg Publishers, 1999

Book chapter

...This chapter focuses on the zonari, a fringed belt worn by women in certain areas of the eastern Peloponnesian peninsula of Greece as recently as the mid-twentieth century. Elizabeth Barber has interpreted the Greek zonari as a modern...

Classical Greek Dress and Contemporary Fashion

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Examples of classical Greek art, such as the Winged Victory of Samothrace, have inspired numerous designers in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, fascinated with the idealized beauty represented in the sophisticated simplicity...

Greece

Linda Welters

Linda Welters is Professor of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design and Director of the Graduate Program at the University of Rhode Island, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Greece is a comparatively small country, yet it commands an important position in the history of dress. Situated at the crossroads of Asia and Europe, with Egypt on the opposite shore across the Mediterranean Sea, Greece has experienced...
...The Mycenaean Civilization As an archaeologist contributing to a largely anthropological volume, I must point out certain problems specific to archaeology in general in the study of beads, but like my fellow contributors I focus upon...

Fashion and Evolutionary Theories in Nineteenth-Century Greece

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The processes of imitation and adaptation are central to understanding creativity. Human cultures evolve through a continuous exchange of ideas, beliefs, habits, and forms. The rise of a Western-type society in Greece in the nineteenth...

Balkan Outlaws and Bandits

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Medieval Balkan societies were predominantly rural. Gradually conquered by the Ottoman Turks from the mid-fourteenth to the mid-sixteenth centuries, they were increasingly taxed during Ottoman rule in the seventeenth and eighteenth...