Considers how the languages of dress in the region connect with other social practices, and with political and religious conformity in particular. Treating cases as diverse as practices of veiling in Oman and dress reform laws in Turkey, these ethnographic studies extend from Malta to the ME and Caucasus.

chapter 1|39 pages

Approaches to the Study of Dress in the Middle East

ByNancy Lindisfarne-Tapper, Bruce Ingham

chapter 4|13 pages

The Dress of the Shahsevan Tribespeople of Iranian Azerbaijan

ByNancy Lindisfarne-Tapper

chapter 5|13 pages

Felt Capes and Masks of the Caucasus

ByRobert Chenciner

chapter 6|14 pages

Male Dress in the Caucasus: with special reference to Abkhazia and Georgia

ByGeorge Hewitt, Zaira Khiba

chapter 7|20 pages

Fashions and Styles: Maltese Women's Headdress

ByDionisius Albertus Agius

chapter 8|22 pages

The Burqa Face Cover: An Aspect of Dress in Southeastern Arabia

ByDawn Chatty

chapter 9|29 pages

Faith and Fashion in Turkey

ByJohn Norton

chapter 10|15 pages

Politics of Dress: The Dress Reform Laws of 1920/30s Iran

ByPatricia L. Baker