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"Atlas of Iranian Head-Covering" to be issued soon

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TEHRAN, 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 season.
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 ceremonies.
"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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