Book Title: Pracht und Geheimnis: Kleidung und Schmuck aus Palestina und Jordanien
Translation: Splendor and Mystery: Clothing and Jewelry from Palestine and Jordan
Author: Gisela Volger
Published: Berlin, Germany – 1991
Format & Size: Hardcover – 8.75″ x 10.75″
Pages: 432 pages
Book Condition: Very Good Condition
Description: Textiles and embroidery have long played a central part in Palestinian life, and since for many centuries the land has been a meeting place of different cultures, an exceptionally rich variety of styles has developed there. This beautiful book is a catalog of the private collection of Widad Kawar and features 526 elements of regional clothing and jewelry. However, the book is much more than a simple catalog as it includes detailed historic information on the function and development of costume in the region. There are also dozens of historic illustrations, maps, and a glossary of terms at the back.