Hello Vettor, and welcome to Middle Eastern/Mediterranean clothing. :) I encourage you to check out two specific groups on Yahoo where you ll find a higherMessage 1 of 5 , May 19, 2010View SourceHello Vettor, and welcome to Middle Eastern/Mediterranean clothing. :)
I encourage you to check out two specific groups on Yahoo where you'll
find a higher concentration of people who share your research interest.
I would tend to steer your toward Islamic clothing instead of Persian.
Persia really did it's own thing for the most part and was not part of
what Yedida Stillman called "the pan-Islamic style of dress". However,
Cairo, Baghdad, and Damascus would all fit the bill for you.
If you want to get into nitty-gritty research right away look in to
Stillman's body of work, the majority of which is easy to access through
your local library's inter-library loan department (ILL).
Layers are good for period, bad for heat-- remember that the ME is a hot
and dry climate, and most of the US (and greater N. America) is a a hot
and wet climate (if you deal with mosquitoes you're there). Stripes were
common, as were window-pane plaids, solids, all-over patterns, scroll
Tiraz can be on the biceps, just up from the cuffs (where they wouldn't
drag in food), on the end of the turban, or on a handkerchief tucked
into the belt. Turbans are hot. Keep a stash of soft pillbox type caps
on hand for keeping your head covered when you can't stand to wear a
turban anymore for the day. Shoes can be pointed, but many later
illuminations show rounded toe as well.
I study Cairo in the same period and I've done some research on
embroidery-- posted to my blog. You'll find many more references there
to check out too.
Hope that helps,
That period of Persian costume is not very well-researched yet. Probably becuase there are not a lot of resources, and what there is is hard to interpret.Message 2 of 5 , May 19, 2010View SourceThat period of Persian costume is not very well-researched yet. Probably becuase there are not a lot of resources, and what there is is hard to interpret. The webpage you link is not bad, but the manuscript illuminations are probably not Persian. They look far more like somewhwere in the Arab sphere of influence, which admittedly did ovelap somewhat.
Additionally,(IIRC) I'm not sure that any Persian culture reached Spain at that point except what had been rather thoroughly absorbed and assimilated by the Arabs, which would include lots more literature and calligraphy than clothing.
--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, "vettorvenier" <vettorvenier@...> wrote:
. My persona will be a Muladi, or ethnically-Iberian converted to Islam, and they were known to mash up "Euro" style and culture with what the invaders brought, so, combining this with the fact that Ziryab brought Persian culture and clothing to Al-Andlausin the mid-800s, I thought, lacking any direct sources, I would look to early Persian clothing as an inspiration.
> That's been more difficult than I anticipated. I found this page:
Check out Urtatims site http://home.earthlink.net/~lilinah/courtyard.html she and Rashid are greatMessage 3 of 5 , May 19, 2010View SourceCheck out Urtatims site http://home.earthlink.net/~lilinah/courtyard.html<http://home.earthlink.net/~lilinah/courtyard.html>
she and Rashid are great resources. There is also an SCA Persian yahoo group
Hope this helps
Ratiri in Arizona
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