ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NATIONAL DRESS: Traditional Clothing Around The World
Jill Condra (editor)
ABC-CLIO, LLC, California, USA
The encyclopedia attempts to identify the type of dress that best expresses the identity of more than 130 nations or autonomous regions. Articles begin with brief historical and geographical context in order to inform the discussion in the main body of each entry. Depending on the region, subsections describe such topics as materials and techniques, iconic types of garments, sartorial differences among ethnic or religious groups, and jewelry and body modification, such as tattooing or body painting.