The Widow and the Grave Digger by Norah McGuinnes

The Widow and the Grave Digger by Norah McGuinnes. Costume design.

The Widow and the Grave Digger

“The Widow and the Grave Digger.” Water color by Norah McGuinnes.

Note:  Inhabitants of the south chinese city Xiamen at the end of the 19th century.

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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)


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.