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The Folk Dress of Europe

The Folk Dress of Europe

Euro 8,-

James Snowden
ISBN 0263063976
160 p.
hardcover with dustjacket

Genuine folk dress, as distinct from fake national costume, is rooted in the history of particular regions. It is primarily rural peasant and non-fashionable urban working-class costume - at its most elaborate expression in the 18th and 19th centuries and, as a last flowering, in the 20th century. Folk dress expressed the community;s need for ritual clothes and so into it went the most striking designs, attractive detail and gorgeous colour.  This book includes scholarly text on each of 26 classic traditions; each area is illustrated with authentic and historical illustrations and 24 magnificent full-colour plates on 24 pages by the celebrated illustrator Victor Ambrus.


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