Accessories of Dress: An Illustrated Encyclopedia by Katherine Lester, Bess Viola Oerke

By Katherine Lester, Bess Viola Oerke

From hats, veils, wigs, and cosmetics to cravats, shawls, footwear, and gloves, this beneficial reference offers an interesting account of the types of own adornment women and men have used through the a long time to reinforce their donning clothing. accommodates illustrations from infrequent books and magazines, images, and observations. 644 figures and fifty nine plates.

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One of the most essential things that any person needs is clothing 1162 Past and Present Trends in Fashion Technology II and a perfect dress satisfies that need. We all are under the impression that women have more dress options than men. While women have various dress options such as skirts, tops, saris, suits, etc. e. suits, shirts, pants, ties etc. The myth that men have lesser options than women when it comes to dressing is not at all true. In Scotland, men wear a traditional dress called the Scottish skirt.

This is followed by grading and sorting, where workers remove any stained, damaged or inferior wool from each fleece and sort the rest of the wool according to the quality of the fibres. Wool fibres are judged not only on the basis of their strength, but also by their fmeness (diameter), length, crimp (waviness) and colour. The wool is then scoured with detergents to remove the yolk and such impurities as sand and dust. After the wool dries, it is carded. The carding process involves passing the wool through rollers that have thin wire teeth.

Silk culture began about 1725 BC, sponsored by the wife of China's · emperor. • Secrets of cultiva- . tion and fabricj manufacturing were closely guarded by the Chinese for about 3,000 years. • There is a story that two monks smuggled seeds of the mulberry tree and silkworm eggs out of China by hiding them in their walking sticks. • India learned of silk culture when a Chinese princess married an Indian prince. • The major producer and exporter of silk is Japan. S. Production of the principal man-made fibres used in textiles for apparel and home fashion.

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