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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...

Macedonia: Urban Dress

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The Republic of Macedonia is situated on the southeastern part of the Balkan Peninsula. Until the early twentieth century, it was part of the Ottoman Empire. Following the end of World War I, its territory fell within the newly formed...

Macedonia: Ethnic Dress

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The Republic of Macedonia is a landlocked country on the Balkan Peninsula, bordered by Serbia and Kosovo to the north, Albania to the west, Greece to the south, and Bulgaria to the east. Until the early twentieth century, it was part...

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...

Geography and Climate: Southeast Europe

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Southeast Europe is predominantly mountainous, with steep valleys and flat plains; in the early twenty-first century it is occupied by Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia...