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Title Traditional costumes of Saudi Arabia : the Mansoojat Foundation Collection / edited by Lamya F. Alghalib, Hamida Alireza and Richard Wilding.

Publication Info. Woodbridge, Suffolk : ACC Art Books, [2021]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    391.0095 TRA    Available
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Description 320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
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Note Includes index.
Summary Born out of fourteen years of collaboration with the Mansoojat Foundation, this book pays homage to Saudi Arabia's rich textile heritage. From the Labah Sadr of the Bal Harith tribe (a silver necklace decorated with coloured glass beads, often recycled from old car lights) to the resplendent jasmine headdresses worn by the Jazan, Traditional Costumes of Saudi Arabia captures the stunning scope of traditional accessories and garb. Bright colours, bold patterns, intricate detail and eye-catching designs - the beauty of Arabian textiles is undeniable. Yet many in the western world do not appreciate the extent to which costume and culture are intertwined. Each headdress, thobe and necklace is an expression of identity, incorporating Islamic, Indian, Indonesian, Malay and Chinese influences that date back to the days of the Silk Road. Preserving costumes that are no longer worn and celebrating those which remain at the heart of communities, this book provides valuable insight into the history of Saudi Arabia through the voices of its oldest inhabitants.
Subject Ethnic costume -- Saudi Arabia.
Textile fabrics -- Saudi Arabia.
Added Author Alghalib, Lamya F., editor.
Alireza, Hamida, editor.
Wilding, Richard, editor.
Mansoojat Foundation, sponsoring body.
ISBN 9781788840408 hardcover
1788840402 hardcover

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