Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh. An Amazon in the Dahohman Army. From the 17th to the late 19th century Dahomey had women regiments in the army. Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of… Read More
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
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Adoo Quamina in war dress, a captain and courtier to the Ashanti king at Coomassie (Kumasi).
The members of historical infantry units called themselves Zuaven. The name goes back to the Kabyl tribe of the Zuauas in the Zuaua district (Zuavia) in the Algerian province of Constantine, who already provided mercenary troops at the time of the Ottoman Empire who were famous for their bravery.
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.
Tuareg Warrior. Tamasheq. Arabia, Africa. Guerrier de Tuarick. The Tuareg (singular: Targi (male), Targia (female); are a people in Africa belonging to the Berbers, whose settlement area extends over… Read More
Masai warrior in 1907. With spear, shield and lion headdress. Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day by Ogden Goelet. Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to… Read More
Warriors of the Ababdeh with spears. Guerriers Ababdeh. Nomadic tribe of the Bedouins.