By Francois Boucher

Outsized Hardcover tells the tale of the way humans have dressed themselves from the earliest recorded instances to trendy occasions. A definitive research that includes each one epoch and zone, in actual fact mentioned in order that the amateur can take pleasure in this quantity in addition to the coed. A needs to for any pupil of the humanities or a person attracted to how type has advanced.

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Varagnac: Woven, decorated garments J. Naudou: Prehistoire et Proto- 31 THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST Chapter II Costume in the Ancient East General Conditions In the present state of archaeological discoveries and our knowledge of migrations in the Middle East from the to the Christian era, it is very difficult to pin fifth down millennium precisely the and invading on the costume worn by the different peoples of ancient Asia, from the Indus and Arabia to the Bosphorus, from Palestine to Turkestan. Indeed, many widely diff"ering factors must be borne in mind if we are to understand the elements that determined the development of costume in this immense section of South-West Asia where the first human influences exercised by successive autochthonous civilizations civilizations took shape.

Although little known, the garment worn during the upper Palaeolithic cannot have differed much from that worn by the Eskimos, including a set of bone buttons, perforated and often decorated with engraved motifs. A new representation dis- Palaeolithic caves of the Crimea. covered at Angles-sur-l'Anglin (Vienne, France) gives a fairly precise picture of this garment: a fur, opening in front GOLD ORNAMENT 28 This very fine piece shows refined techniques in the working of gold other examples have been found, but amber ornaments are still more frequent in tombs : BELL-SHAPED IDOL 30 Figurine suggesting the use of a wide, stiff skirt; versions of this have been found in Spain and Hungary.

H. C. Broholm and M. Hald: Bronze Age Fashion, 1948. 4 Clark, p. 401. TEXTILES 1 5 Goury, p. 142; Clark, pp. 324-329; Lantier, pp. 99-100. 6 Vogt. 7 Geiger and Ljungh; Vogt, Ciba 15, pp. 507 8 Clark, p. 12. 30 ff. E. E. Vogt: Geflechte und Gewerbe der Steinzeit, 1937. Vogt: 'Vanneries et tissus a I'age de la pierre et du bronze en Europe' Les Cahiers Ciba, No. 15, February 1948. Prehistoric Chronology PALAEOLITHIC EARLY Abbevillean 600,000 to 160,000 BC Hunters of Acheulean MIDDLE M ouster ian LATE Aurignacian Solutrean mammoth and reindeer 160,000 to 40,000 BC Fur garments 40,000 to 8000 BC Magdalenean MESOLITHIC Hunters and fishermen 8000 to 3000 BC Hide garments NEOLITHIC Farmers and shepherds 3000 to 1000 BC Flax cultivation Hide garments Early weaving BRONZE AGE 2100 to 1000 BC Sailors and artisans Early use of wool Woven, decorated garments IRON AGE HALLSTATT PERIOD 1000 to 500 BC LA T£NE period 500 to 50 BC histoire (Histoire Universelle V Homme avant Vecriture and A.

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