They had a sort of chart in their system of dressing, for matching foulards and madras headkerchiefs
with the dress to be worn, so that if, for instance a woman wished to wear a dress in which yellow was the predominant colour, she would wear a blue foulard with a mouchoir of yellow mixed with red. There were also mixed ruled regarding the colours the colours used by people of different shades of complexion so that negresse, capresse, chabin, or mulatress would each look their very best. Many will agree in saying that our native dress can hold its own anywhere in the world when worn with pride and distinction.
In present times, Irish dancers are the best example to witness the traditional clothing of Ireland. In the early 1800’s female dancers wore ordinary peasant dresses often embellished with ribbons formed into flowers or crosses. The crimson homespun skirt reached till the ankles worn with a simple black bodice. From the late 1800’s onwards, pipers wore the kilt and from about 1910 male dancers began to wear this form of costume. During this period the typical female dance costume consisted of a hooded cloak over a white dress with a sash.
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Girls wearing skirts in the colour of the Palestinian flag perform during a rally marking the day of “nakba” or the catastrophe on May 15, 2011 in the Israeli occupied West Bank city of Nablus.
one of the books i use most for hemlock is “Rahwaan puku (Folk Costume)” by Ildiko Lehtinen and Pirkko Sihvo. it’s a big, fat book i bought when i went to helsinki, with traditional/folk costumes from finland, estonia, latvia, and a few other countries. this picture from the book has a selection of silk caps from the national museum of finland. the ISBN for anyone interested is 951-616-086-7.
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a Mexican civic holiday held on May 5 that commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at theBattle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. It is celebrated primarily in the state of Puebla and in the United States. While Cinco de Mayo sees limited significance in Mexico itself, the date is observed nationwide mostly in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Mexicans and Latinos living in California during the American Civil War are credited with being the first to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the United States. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.
Feliz Cinco de Mayo! =)
Icarus also flew.: Some of my favourite African-oriented websites. -
As I won’t be posting as much for the time being, I’ve compiled a list of some of my go-to blogs and websites that have a heavy focus and concentration on Africa, African people and issues.
Almost all of these blogs have blogrolls that you can discover at your own…
Not specifically about fashion, but I thought it might be relevant to your interests. Click through to see the long list! =)
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(More beautiful photos of embroidered pattu-langa here!)
The culture, religion, languages spoken and attire of the people of India are as diverse as the landscape of this vast country. Due to its diversity this cultural hub does not have just one dress, which can be called as the National Dress or Indian Dress. If in northern part we find more of the Muslim influence, in the southern part of India Dravidian style of costumes dominate.
Apart from the national flag, Kenya is yet to have a national dress that cuts across its diverse ethnic divide. With each of the more than 42 ethnic communities in Kenya having its own traditional practices and symbols that make it unique, this is a task that has proved elusive in the past. However, several attempts have been made to design an outfit that can be worn to identify Kenyans, much like the Kente’ cloth of Ghana.
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