Results: Text (3) Images (0)

You searched for

Modify your search terms or add filters

Filtered by

Sort by
Results per page
Results showing
1 - 3 of 3 (1 pages)
    Page 1 of 1
Somalia

Heather Marie Akou

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Africa 2010

Encyclopedia entry

Somalia is located in the Horn of Africa. The northern coast is less than one hundred miles from the Arabian Peninsula and shares a great deal of history and dress with that region. In the cities, houses are built with thick walls to keep out the heat; in the deserts, nomadic people live in shelters constructed of branches covered with leather or plastic, and distinct differences in dress exist. Nomadic dress has typically been more practical and flexible, consisting of leather, cotton wrappers,

Djibouti

Peri M. Klemm

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Africa 2010

Encyclopedia entry

The country of Djibouti, formerly French Somaliland and, in 1967, the French Territory of the Afars and Issas, achieved independence in 1977. It has around half a million inhabitants. Djibouti is made up of the Issa, a Somali clan, and the Afar, who also reside in Ethiopia. Both groups are Muslim and speak Cushitic tongues, but they have a history of civil conflict. The Djiboutian landscape of coastal plains and central plateau is mostly desert and very dry. Because this climate makes agricultura

More than Costume History: Dress in Somali Culture

Heather Marie Akou

Source: Dress Sense. Emotional and Sensory Experiences of the Body and Clothes 2007

Book chapter

Back to top
Results showing
1 - 3 of 3 (1 pages)
Page 1 of 1