Book Title: Palestinian Costume
Author: Shelagh Weir
Published: University of Texas – 1989
Format & Size: Hardcover w? Dust Jacket – 8.75″ x 11″
Pages: 288 pages
Book Condition: Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Condition
Description: This book surveys the beautiful costumes of the Palestinian villages and Bedouin. Covering the 19th century to the present day, the author describes the main regional styles of costume, considering them against the background of Palestinian life and culture. The emphasis throughout is on the social and symbolic significance of costume, and the final chapters analyze the language of costume in the context of the wedding. The illustrations include archive photographs from the 19th and early 20th centuries, and recent photographs of costumes as they are still made and worn.