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Cache-Sexe

Sandra Lee Evenson

University of Idaho Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The term “cache-sexe” refers to a covering for the female genitals. The term is derived from the French cacher, which means to hide, and sexe, which means genitals. Other terms used synonymously are modesty apron, marriage apron, modesty...

Toga

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The toga was a wrapped outer garment worn in ancient Rome. Its origin is probably to be found in the tebenna, a semicircular mantle worn by the Etruscans, a people who lived on the Italian peninsula in an area close to that occupied...

Sari

Mukulika Banerjee

Mukulika Banerjee

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Daniel Miller

Daniel Miller is a Professor of Material Culture in the Department of Anthropology, University College London, and the author of numerous books, including The Sari, with Mukulika Bannerjee. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The word “sari” has come into general use to cover a generic category, including any draped untailored textile of about five meters in length, worn by the women of South Asia. In common parlance outside the region, the term “sari” refers...

Sarong

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The sarong is a wrapper sewn together into a tube. Both men and women in Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia wear it. In Indonesia the sarong is an item of everyday dress as well as an essential component of formalized ethnic dress....

Pragmatism and Enigmas: The “Panetar” and “Gharcholu” Saris in Gujarati Weddings

Donald Clay Johnson

Donald Clay Johnson is Curator, Ames Library of South Asia, University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wedding Dress Across Cultures

Berg, 2003

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...The state of Gujarat on the western coast of India has long been one of the prominent Indian centers of worldwide mercantile activity. Its merchant communities, found throughout the world, retain remarkably strong ties to their homeland...

Kanga

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...A popular textile development of the late nineteenth century that spread relatively quickly to the hinterland of the East African coast is the kanga (also written as khanga), known and used by people from all walks of life—rich and poor...

“Our dress”: Chitenge as Zambia’s national fabric

Karen Tranberg Hansen

Karen Tranberg Hansen is Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Materiality : Cultural Practices in Global Contexts

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...When women in Zambia tell you that their “chitenge” outfits are “traditional,” they are talking about an invented tradition that keeps evolving as a result of changing inspirations from across the African continent and beyond. It is “our...

Snapshot: Priscilla Shunmugam

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 4 : South Asia and Southeast Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Priscilla Shunmugam launched women’s wear label Ong Shunmugam in Singapore in 2010. Her first collection, “Orientalism,” was based on the book by Edward Said and used traditional textiles and dress silhouettes from Asia as materials...

Visual Representations

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The impressive amount of sculpture and other types of visual evidence that has survived from the Greco-Roman world constitutes an extensive group of source material for the study of ancient dress. Both Greece and Rome were clothed cultures,...

Islamic Pilgrimage Dress (Ihram)

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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...Once a year, up to two million Muslims descend on the Holy City of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, as part of the hajj, or pilgrimage. On entering Mecca, the pilgrims are said to be dressed in ihram. “Dressed in ihram” describes a pilgrim’s state...