By Jill Condra
The members to Encyclopedia of nationwide gown: conventional garments worldwide learn garments that's symbolic of the folk who stay in areas worldwide, delivering a old and geographic standpoint that illustrates how humans costume and explains the explanations at the back of the fabric, layout, and style.
The encyclopedia includes a preface and creation to its contents. every one access within the encyclopedia features a brief old and geographical historical past for the subject earlier than discussing the garments of individuals in that kingdom or area of the area. This paintings might be of serious curiosity to school scholars gaining knowledge of style, style historical past, or historical past in addition to to undergraduate scholars and basic readers attracted to anthropology, textiles, model, ethnology, background, or ethnic gown.
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As an outer cloak, men throughout North Africa used to wear a ksa, a toga-like garment made of a large cotton or cotton and wool blend cloth with one end brought over the left shoulder and tied into the belt, then folded over the head and around the waist. The excess cloth was brought up over the left shoulder and then folded into the belt, leaving an opening for the arm to be free. The remainder of the other end of the cloth (the part originally placed over the head) was brought across the front of the wearer and over the left shoulder where it could be ixed into place with a cord.
It has a very speciic bell shape and its dark color is lightened with red and silver 16 | Encyclopedia of National Dress horizontal stripes. This skirt only survives in some remote northern areas like Dukagjin and the Gjakivë mountains. It is traditionally worn with a felt xhoka (waistcoat) with many itted pleats on the back and triangular short sleeves bordered with thick red wool fringes. The xhoka has approximately 20 variations across the country. The xhoka worn with the xhubletë in the northern mountains is black and decorated with gold trimming.
However, historic Armenia encompasses a much larger area of 100,000 square miles and includes the Great Plateau in eastern Turkey, which extends into the southern Caucasus. Its easternmost extension includes Armenian-populated Karabakh, whose status is disputed between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Rugged extinct volcanoes characterize the region. The most famous of these is the nearly 17,000-ft. Mount Ararat, the national symbol, which ills the skyline of the Armenian capital of Yerevan from Turkish territory.