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Palestinian Embroidery

Tineke Rooijakkers

Tineke Rooijakkers

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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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...Embroidery in the Palestinian region is perhaps best known for its cross-stitch patterns in various geometric or floral motifs. However, there is considerably more to Palestinian embroidery. It has its roots in personal and group...

Traditional Palestinian Wedding Dress as a Symbol of Nationalism

Dress and Ethnicity : Change Across Space and Time

Berg, 1995

Book chapter

...The initial research appears in Bishop, Y.S., “Two Middle Eastern Wedding Costumes as Vehicles of Traditional Culture,” unpublished M.S. thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison.Village wedding dress from the beginning of the twentieth...

The Artist’s Shoe

Jews and Shoes

Berg Publishers, 2008

Book chapter

...“Digging Into the Jewish Roots of Shoe-Field” is my reflection as a Jewish artist upon my ongoing artwork entitled Shoe-Field. This article is an assessment of what I consider to be the underlying Jewish roots that may have motivated me...

The Equalizing Shoe

Jews and Shoes

Berg Publishers, 2008

Book chapter

...Fashion is a social force that functions effectively not only as an economic engine but as a semiotic system that transmits social and political messages by means of a nonverbal language rich in signs, symbols, and iconography. This essay...

Embroidery Workshops in Palestine

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

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...The first commercial embroidery workshops were founded in Palestine at the beginning of the twentieth century, caused by economic changes in Palestine. Groups of women, instead of working for themselves or their families, organized...

Dress in Modern Israel

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

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Dress in Palestine at the end of the nineteenth century and up until the establishment of the independent State of Israel in 1948 reflected the many changes that took place in the area during that time. The most prominent change was the end...

Palestinian Women’s Dress

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

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Palestine had a wide variety of traditional dress styles. Not only did every area have a different style, but often every village had its own distinctive dress, and sometimes the various large families living in one village would have...

Military Dress as an Ideological Marker in Roman Palestine

Guy D. Stiebel

Dr. Guy D. Stiebel is a senior lecturer in the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures at Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dress and Ideology : Fashioning Identity from Antiquity to the Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...In recent decades military dress has become a significant source of information in the study of the identity of institutionalized martial bodies such as the Roman army and the opposing local militias within the boundaries of the Empire...

Palestinian Scarves and Flag Dresses

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

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...The Palestinian scarf and the flag dress are powerful nationalistic and political icons. Their history is strongly connected to the disruptive occurrences of the twentieth century, such as the British Mandate period from 1922 to 1948...

Contexts of Resistance

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

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...Algeria’s Struggle for Independence A “historic dynamism of the veil” (Fanon’s phrase) was dramatically played out in Algeria’s struggle for independence. Fanon wrote: “The veil helped the Algerian woman to meet the new problems created...