"Atlas of Iranian Head-Covering" to be issued soon
Nov. 18 (Mehr News Agency) -- The first volume of the series "Atlas of Iranian Costumes"
covering the subject of head coverings is to come out soon.
The volume named "Atlas of Iranian Head-Covering" is part of a wider piece
of research on Iranian costumes which is being carried out by the Anthropology
Research Center of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization
(CHTHO), the Persian service of CHN reported on Sunday.
The book details the factors which have been significant in the development
of the various types of head-covering used in each region of the country
including climate, religion and ethnicity, head of the Social Anthropology
Department of the center explained.
Minu Karimnia, supervisor of the project, added "The complete atlas of
costumes will be in three volumes -- head coverings, clothing and footwear --
the first part of which is now complete."
She went on to say, "The entire project encompasses the costumes of Iranian
people in 25 provinces and 564 urban, rural, and nomadic regions. It studies the
dress of men and women in each region with respect to age, job, and
She continued, "The series includes the results of research undertaken on
the colors used in clothing and the ways in which it has been accessorized by
different types of decoration and jewelry. The work also covers the traditional
habits and beliefs of dressing in particular costumes for special social
"In addition, the series reviews expressions and words related to costumes
and locations where specific clothing was found," she concluded.
The project began in 1999 under the supervision of Minu Karimnia and with
the help of nine costume designers.
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