By Francois Boucher
Outsized Hardcover tells the tale of ways humans have dressed themselves from the earliest recorded instances to fashionable instances. A definitive learn that includes every one epoch and area, in actual fact mentioned in order that the beginner can get pleasure from this quantity in addition to the coed. A needs to for any pupil of the humanities or someone drawn to how style has developed.
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In the most elegant was rolled over the ears, with a high, bands arching on to the top of the head. ^* waves were held King of Mari, shown with a beard and his hair in a large chignon at the back of his head, was in reality wearing a wig, and perhaps also a false beard held in place by a narrow band, perhaps an ornament worn by gods (Ningirsu on the Stele of the Vultures); princes (Mes-kalamshar at Ur), and kings (Eannatum at Telloh [Lagash]); WooUey has found remains of wigs in a man's tomb in the royal cemetery at Ur.
Photo Flammarion) SHAWL DRAPED AS A GOWN This figure shows how the decoration of knotted, curled fringes enriched the Sumerian shawl; the fringes also make it possible to give precise interpretation of the complex drapery of royal costumes a 41 FEMALE COSTUME - ROBE AND MANTLE IN KAUNAKfeS 42-3 These two women wear over their robes another garment, also in kaunakes, covering the shoulders and arms; it envelops the entire body in the Mari figurine, like a cape whose flat edging and tapes can be seen on the front of the body.
Eighth century bc. (Photo Flammarion) Paris, Louvre. as the 'Venus of Lespugue' (see plate 22) has decoration representing either an animal tail or a loincloth. ^' (c. TEXTILES is to be in the AND TECHNIQUES In the more temperate regions, as we have said, hunting peoples were adorned rather than clothed. It is possible that weaving may have appeared there earlier than in glacial zones, and that it may have derived from basket-work, a technique of which it is in some ways a mechanized form. ^* The in the perfecting of manufacturing technique is very noticeable various periods of the end of the Palaeolithic period.