Journal for Dress and Textiles of the Islamic World
Just published: Volume 3 of Khil`a, a journal that is dedicated to textiles and dress from the Islamic world. It is published by Peeters in Louvain, Belgium, under the auspices of the Textile Research Centre. This issue contains articles about the sale of Islamic dress on the internet; the concept of the Robe of Honour ('Khil`a'); Islamic sumptuary laws for clothing and personal appearance; trousers for women from Southwest Asia; Tommy Cooper and his fez, or was it a tarbush?; gentleman's clothing from Afghanistan, anno 1809, and finally an exhaustive bibliography for Southwest Asian dress studies.