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Introduction to dress and fashion in East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Bartlett, Djurdja (2010) Introduction to dress and fashion in East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus. In: Berg encyclopedia of world dress and fashion. Volume 9: East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus. Berg Publishers, pp. 3-14. ISBN 9781847883988

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Bartlett, Djurdja

The regions of East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus are known for their richly embroidered ethnic clothing. The varied styles of ethnic dress and the associated social practices throughout these regions were strongly influenced by both ancient traditions and highly diverse climatic and geographic conditions, ranging from subtropical to Arctic and from high mountains and rolling plains to northern oceans and southern seas. But the rich history of dress in this vast area is not confined to ethnic dress. The past and present of dress in these regions have been complicated by the wide variety of political circumstances, cultures, and religions in which dress was, and is, embedded. Restricted to a small area and a tight-knit community, ethnic dress differed from national dress in that the latter resided symbolically in vast imagined spaces and served to engage the masses in the period of national awakening from the middle of the nineteenth century on.

Official Website: http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/BEWDF/EDch9002a
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Fashion, ethnic dress, world dress, national dress, East Europe
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Berg Publishers
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: 2010
Copyright Holders: Berg
Digital Object Identifier: 10.2752/BEWDF/EDch9002a
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 11:24
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2013 14:55
Item ID: 4561
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/4561

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