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Covering the moon : an introduction to Middle Eastern face veils

Author: Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood; W J Vogelsang; Textile Research Centre (Leiden, Netherlands); Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde (Netherlands)
Publisher: Leuven ; Dudley, MA : Peeters, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book describes and illustrates the history of face veils, from its pre-Islamic origins to the present day. It tells about the many regional variations, from Morocco in the far west to Central Asia in the northeast. It emphasises the role of face veils as a form of dress and identity, rather than a garment that conceals an individual's persona.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood; W J Vogelsang; Textile Research Centre (Leiden, Netherlands); Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde (Netherlands)
ISBN: 9789042919907 9042919906
OCLC Number: 303060040
Description: x, 247 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm
Responsibility: Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, Willem Vogelsang ; in association with the Textile Research Centre, Leiden, and the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden.
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This book describes and illustrates the history of face veils, from its pre-Islamic origins to the present day. It tells about the many regional variations, from Morocco in the far west to Central Asia in the northeast. It emphasises the role of face veils as a form of dress and identity, rather than a garment that conceals an individual's persona.

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