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Jewelry of Malaysia

Mohammed Kassim Bin Haji Ali

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. South Asia and Southeast Asia 2010

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Beads were one of the earliest forms of manufactured body ornaments worn by indigenous groups in Malaysia. Some beads found in Borneo can be dated to the Metal Age. Earlier glass and stone beads that came from as far away as Egypt and Mesopotamia through bartering have become very valuable and are much sought after in the early twenty-first century; in earlier times they were sometimes used as currency. The ancient tradition remains strong, and status and wealth are measured according to the numb

Fashioning Independence: Gender, Dress and Social Space in Postcolonial Argentina

Regina A. Root

Source: The Latin American Fashion Reader 2005

Book chapter

We can trace the evolution of the European hair comb into an elaborate and enlarged peinetón to the move for independence from Spain. The Spanish brought the first hair combs to Argentina in the eighteenth century. By the nineteenth century, Argentines looked to the fashions of France in an attempt to distance themselves from the customs they shared with the Spanish.For more on this theory, see López and Botalla (1983). The romantic rebellion in Europe had brought about several changes in fashion

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