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Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons

by Eduard Wagner, Zoroslava Drobná & Jan Durdík

Accompanied by a scrupulously researched and well-documented text, over 400 royalty-free illustrations trace the evolution of clothing styles, armor, and weapons during the medieval period in Central Europe...


The History of Underclothes

by C. Willett Cunnington & PhiIlis Cunnington

Fascinating survey of various undergarments worn by the English over six centuries. Well-documented, scholarly presentation enhanced with over 100 period illustrations depicting laced-up bodice of the 12th century,...


Patchwork and Quilting in Britain

by Heather Audin

Patchwork quilts are hugely evocative emblems of our domestic past. With no two quite the same, each example hints both at the story of the particular household in which it was produced and at a larger piece...


Clerical Vestments: Ceremonial Dress of the Church

by Sarah Bailey

Churches up and down the United Kingdom have some remarkable collections of the most exquisitely embroidered clothing which are part of our hidden heritage. Our cathedrals hold in their treasuries some of the...


Batik: Fabled Cloth of Java

by Inger McCabe Elliot & Brian Brake

Batik: Fabled Cloth of Java is a sumptuous, classic book, richly illustrated with color plates of the finest antique and contemporary batik from thirty museums and private collections around the world. It includes...


Batik: From the Courts of Java and Sumatra

by Rudolf G. Smend, Brigitte Khan Majlis & Harmen C. Veldhuisen

Batik occupies a special position in Indonesia's history and culture. The extraordinary photographs of cloths and prints in this book demonstrate why batik is the stuff of textile legend. These 71 batik designs,...


Fashion in Costume 1200-2000, Revised

by Joan Nunn

Joan Nunn's detailed survey of costume in the Western world over the past eight centuries not only gives the reader a vivid visual impression of the clothes themselves, but also outlines the historical and social...


Bridal Fashion 1900-1950

by Kathleen York

From homespun to haute couture, the dresses worn by American brides in the first half of the twentieth century had myriad influences. In Bridal Fashion 1900–1950, living-history expert Kathleen York takes...


Balinese Textiles

by Brigitta Hauser-Schaublin, Marie_Louise Nabholz-Kartaschoff & Urs Ramseyer

In this beautifully illustrated book, three experts examine the history, production and uses of textiles in Balinese society. Many fine pieces are presented, their raw materials and methods of weaving and dyeing...


Textiles of Southeast Asia: Trade, Tradition and Transformation

by Robyn Maxwell & Mattiebelle Gittinger

Traditional textiles are one of the most important and widely collected categories of Southeast Asian art. Formed from an extensive range of locally produced and imported raw materials and an astonishing variety...


Malaysian Batik: Reinventing a Tradition

by Noor Azlina Azlina Yunus

Batik is more than wax and dye applied to a length of cloth. It is an art form practiced by people around Asia. With its its bolder, abstract designs and its brighter palette, Malaysian batik is a distinctly...


The Nyonya Kebaya: A Century of Straits Chinese Costume

by Datin Seri

This longtime Malaysian fashion icon was originally a long, straight, Arab-inspired top of plain woven cotton. The Nyonyas, the women of the early Peranakan community, gradually transformed it into a shapely,...


Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present

by Valery Garrett

Against a background of historical, cultural and social change comes Chinese Dress, a comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated book examining the extraordinary range of Chinese dress. Skillfully weaving together...


Buckles

by Gillian Meredith & Alan Meredith

The humble buckle is an oft-taken for granted fastening, yet its usefulness and sturdiness has ensured that it has survived from ancient times through to the present day. The author provides a comprehensive...


Warman's Vintage Quilts

by Maggi Mccormick Gordon

Immerse yourself in the rich history, inspiring tales and fascinating colors and designs of vintage American quilts explained and explored in Warman's Vintage Quilts. The 350 fresh, evocative, never-before-seen...


Vintage Fashion Accessories

by Stacy LoAlbo

Looking for a great way to add character, class and individuality to your wardrobe, without breaking the bank on a whole new outfit? Look no further than vintage accessories to take the outfits from functional...


Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen

by Sarah Downing

The broader Regency period 1795 to 1820, stands alone as an incredible moment in fashion history, unlike anything that went before it. For the first time England became a fashion influence, especially for menswear,...