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Resplendent Dress from Southeastern Europe: A History in Layers
In the past, girls from rural southeastern Europe spent their childhoods weaving, sewing, and embroidering festive dress so that upon reaching puberty they could join the Sunday afternoon village dances garbed in resplendent attire. These extremely colorful and intensely worked garments were often adorned with embroidery, lace, metallic threads, coins, sequins, beads, and, ...more
Hardcover, 275 pages
Published March 22nd 2013 by Fowler Museum at UCLA
(first published March 1st 2013)
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"By 1900 a village woman's apparel consisted of millennia of layered history. With a glance at her, the onlooker could read not only her marital status, but also her religion, wealth, skills industriousness, village of origin, ethnic/linguistic group, and more."