Church Vestments and Textiles by Margery Roberts

Sewing Church Linens by Elizabeth Morgan.

Vestments for All Seasons by Barbara Dee Baumgarten.

Sufi Dervishes Dance. Ottoman Empire.

Sufi spinning dance dresses, Ottoman Empire Costumes

Whirling Dervishes of the Mevlevi order.

Sufi Dervishes Dance. Ottoman Empire.

Whirling Dervishes Dance of the Mevlevi order.

Title: Danse des Derwichs Mewlewis
Published: L’Univers Pittoresque, Paris 1838.
Note:  Medieval nobility clothing. Emperor Henry II. with bishop.

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

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