Folk costume is the visible, outward badge of folk-group identity, worn consciously to express that identity. In the peasant cultures of Europe, identity was determined geographically, and the local costumes expressed locality, region, or province. In the United States, where the peasant culture concept does not fit the historical situation, the term folk costume can be used to describe the dress of all traditional regional, ethnic, occupational, and sectarian groups, from the Allegheny frontiersman to the Cajun, and from the cowboy to the Amishman (Yoder 295). -- Don Yoder, "Folk Costume"
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Braun & Schneider - The History of Costume
Large collection of Western and Eastern costume - Ancient to 19th century - from a Victorian perspective. [Graphics intensive]
The Institute of Draped Clothes on the Web
Non-profit organization promoting research, study and creation of draped clothes such as saris, togas, sarongs and kilts. Organization structure, membership and links to draped costume information.
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