Folk Dress in Europe and Anatolia : Beliefs about Protection and Fertility
- ÜRÜNÜN BULUNDUĞU ŞUBELERİMİZ
This absorbing and interdisciplinary book examines dress in a broad range of folk cultures-from Turkey, Greece, and Slovakia to Norway, Latvia, and Lithuania, to name but a few. The authors reveal the connection between folk dress and ancient myths, cults and rituals, as well as the communicative aspects of folk dress. The intriguing connections between dress and the supernatural beliefs of agrarian communities, as well as the reinvention of such beliefs as part of nationalism, are also discussed.
This book represents a significant contribution to the growing body of literature on the cultural meanings of dress, as well as to material culture, anthropology, folklore, art history, ethnohistory, and linguistics.