Category: Asia

Costume and fashion history of Asia. Manners and Customs. Collected from rare sources.

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)

Literature

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.


An Ichlogan, servant to the Turkish Sultan. Ottoman Empire.

Ichlogan, İçoğlan, Iç oğlan, Page , servant, costumes, Ottoman, empire,

In the Ottoman Empire, a içoğlan is a young page of the Sultan or a servant of the seraglio recruited by force according to the Devchirmé system. The sultan’s pages were formed in the palace school (Enderûn).
The same term was also used for some members of the Janissaries.

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)