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Embroidery in East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Pamela Smith

Pamela Smith is an independent writer, editor and speaker. She regularly contributes to magazines such as Embroidery and Selvedge and other publications. 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

...Embroidery is worked on cloth and other materials all over the world, not least on items of dress, for a variety of reasons: It can be functional, fashionable, decorative, talismanic, a display of wealth or of skill, an indication of age...

Jewish Dress

Pamela Smith

Pamela Smith is an independent writer, editor and speaker. She regularly contributes to magazines such as Embroidery and Selvedge and other publications. 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

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...The history of the Jews in Central and East Europe is complex and diverse, and this diversity is reflected in the modes of dress that survived, developed, or fell into disuse over the centuries. In some parts of the region, Jewish...

Russian Fashion Designers in the Twenty-First Century

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Traditionally, when it came to fashion, Russians looked to the West. However, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, a new generation of Russian fashion designers emerged that has been responsible for changing the role of fashion...

Mapping Moscow Fashion

Fashion’s World Cities

Berg, 2006

Book chapter

...When Walter Benjamin travelled to Moscow in 1926–7, he remarked on what seemed to him to be the spontaneous quality of street trade.The author would like to thank Christopher Breward, David Gilbert, Bruce Grant and Nina Poussenkova...
...History and Significance of the Russian Style in Clothing The Russian style was adapted in the repertory of Parisian fashion design as early as Russian art and theater invaded social and cultural life in the Paris of the belle époque...

Old Believers

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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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Anabaptists derive their name because the early practitioners of this branch of Protestantism sought to be rebaptized as adults although they had been baptized as children. There are four major Anabaptist groups: Hutterites, Mennonites...

Roma Dress

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Documentation mentioning the Roma’s presence in Europe dates from the fourteenth century. Originally from India and Persia, many Roma were located in East Europe for centuries, enslaved in Moldavia and Walachia. Following the abolition...

“Soviet Chic”—Concepts of Russianness in Contemporary Fashion

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Historically, the fascination of fashion designers with Russia has been manifesting itself in Western dress for centuries, conditioned by multifold cultural and political circumstances or simply the personal interest of a dress artist...

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...

Ethnic Dress in East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

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

...East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus is a vast area, stretching from the Greek islands across Europe into Asia, along Siberia to the Arctic and Pacific Oceans. These regions have countless forms of ethnic dress, which, unlike fashion, does...