Islamic FashionTraditional and Modern Dress in the Muslim World
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20.5 x 26.5 cm (8 x 10½")
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Text in English
The interpretation and implementation of the basic Islamic rules for women's dress vary from country to country and are subject to cultural and individual styles. Muslimahs in Northern Africa and the Middle East dress quite differently from those in Pakistan and Southeast Asia. When is comes to decoration, a specific type of ornamental design has been developed in the Muslim world, which employs a variety of geometric patterns, stylized floral elements and ornate calligraphy. On clothing this decoration often appears in the form of embroidery.
Islamic Fashion contains images of dress (including modern fashion) from several Muslim regions. Also included are renderings of embroidered, printed and woven decorative elements. Book includes a CD with ready-to-use files.