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...The Collection in Context As suggested by its title, the French Revolution is the starting point of James Laver’s pioneering study of fashion history, Taste and Fashion: From the French Revolution to Today (1937). In its early pages, Laver...

History of Textiles of South Asia

Jasleen Dhamija

Jasleen Dhamija is an independent scholar and author of Indian Folk Arts and Crafts and Asian Embroidery. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...South Asia’s rich cultural heritage is expressed in the continuing tradition of textiles, going back nearly five thousand years. Although silk was an important textile very early, it was cotton, cultivated in most parts of South Asia...

Complex Weaves

Deborah E. Young

Deborah Young is based at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2018

Book chapter

...Reference SwatchesSeersuckerDobby ShirtingDobby LiningBird’s Eye PiquéBaby Waffle ClothMomie Weave or CrepeExtra-Yarn WeaveClip SpotDotted SwissTapestryFilament DamaskCotton DamaskBrocadeDouble-Weave GauzeDouble-Weave SatinMatelasséComplex...

Tujia National Minority

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...In Mandarin the word tujia means “local people.” However, since 1957, Tujia has also designated one of the 56 ethnic groups formally recognized by the Chinese government. Between 1957 and the 1980s the government granted Tujia identity...