Church Vestments and Textiles by Margery Roberts

Sewing Church Linens by Elizabeth Morgan.

Vestments for All Seasons by Barbara Dee Baumgarten.

South African medicine man. Living Races of Mankind 1902.

South African medicine man costume. Traditional Africa clothing

Medicine man from South Africa

South African medicine man.

From the book: Living Races of Mankind. A popular illustrated account of the customs, habits, pursuits, feasts, and ceremonies of the races of mankind throughout the world by Henry Neville Hutchinson (1856-1927), John Walter Gregory and Richard Lydekke. Published by Hutchinson & Co. Paternoster Row, London 1902.

Note:  John Wycliffe (1330-1384) and the Dawn of the Reformation.

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