A Georgian girl in traditional dress. A Bedouin in Burnus with gun.
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.
Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com
Prince from Imereti, Georgia Caucasus costume. Prince Imerethien. Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.
Georgienne. Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.
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.
Georgian costume from Samegrelo, Mingrelian. Mingrelien. Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.
Megrelian woman at the wells. Georgia 1895. Autour du Monde. Souvenirs de Voyages
The Comprehensive Atlas and Geography of the World. “Races of the World”. Drawn by J. L. Williams. Engraved by A. Portier. Printed by Blackie & Son London, Glasgow & Edinburgh 1886