Flowers in the Art of Dress across the World

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Berg
Publication Type:
Chapter
Citation:
Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, Volume 10: Global Perspectives, 2010, 1, pp. 146 - 155
Issue Date:
2010-01
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When an object or motif is universal, there is a tendency to trivialize it. 'Ihis is undoubtedly (he case with the theme of flowers in its relationship to [,lshion and textiles, 11le floral motif is cross~cultural and ubiquitous but is connected in highly specific ways to different systems of social organization, personal adornment, and religious practice. 'Illc ways in which flowers and their representations are used highlight attitudes toward covering the body and adorning the head, as well as complex relationships to worship and sacrifice.
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