In the slope of the eastern Apennines, overlooking the Adriatic gulf, stands what may be called the European Nazareth.
In 1920 the costume consisting of a straight, short skirt, trim box coat or sweater and blouse
Trousers of a Kurdish leader. Turkish men’s trousers, Armenian women’s trousers, Persian men’s trousers.
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
One of the entrances to the temple area within which stands the Mosque of Omar.
Costume cuts and robe shapes from Arabia, Palestine and Syria.
Mughal gardens in Srinagar, Kashmir. Gardens of the Great Mughals by Constance Mary Villiers Stuart. Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh.
A shop and street in Chinatown from a portfolio of photographs by John L. Stoddard and Old Chinatown by Arnold Genthe.
Benares, (Varanasi) the sacred city: sketches of Hindu life and religion. Early worship, early ritual, religious literature, Brahmanas and Upanishads
Souks are an almost universal feature of an oriental Arab city and usually also its economic centre.
Syria is a state in the Near East and part of the Mashreq. Syria borders Israel and Jordan to the south, Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north and Iraq to the east.
Couture: then and now Clothes define people. A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically.