Bibliography of Palestinian and Middle East costume and material culture

This is a Palestine Costume Archive working document, subject to regular updating. All care has been taken with titles and publication details, however we would be happy to correct any errors or add new references if contacted.

For those wishing to collect books on this subject, a small recommended reading list can be found in Archive Publications and under each country in Costume from other areas of the Middle East .  A full annotated bibliography is available upon request.  For those interested in contemporary Palestinian embroidery more information can be found in Contemporary post 1948 Palestinian costume and embroidery.  

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Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal


Last of the Bedouin in Jordan (exhibition catalogue)

Abdul Hafiz, Tahaa


A Brief Look at Traditional Palestinian Costume Exeter: Sydney Lee

Abdul-Jabbar, Najind

A Catalog for the Palestinian Folklore Museum Jerusalem: Society of In'ash el-Usra

Abu Ali, Muyassar "Artisan Heritage Industries in Palestine" Samed al-Iqtisadi Amman 9:pp.67-68, pp.138-150 (in Arabic)
Abu-Lughod, Lila 1998 Remaking women: Feminism and Modernity in the Middle East Princeton: Princeton University Press

Abu Omar, Abed Al-Samih

1986 Traditional Palestinian Embroidery and Jewelry Jerusalem: Al Shark Arab Press

Abu Hamdan, Meg


The Crafts of Jordan Al Kutba Publishers Amman

Abu-Zahra, N M


"On the Modesty of women in Arab Muslim villages - a reply" American Anthropologist 72:1079-87



Israeli Yemenite Embroidery (private publication)

Ahmed, Akbar S


"Understanding people: the exhibition as teacher" Anthropology Today vol 7 no 5 October: pp10-13

Al-Bahr, Zahra


"The women of Palestine: living in camps" Middle East International Issue #296, 20 March, np
Al-Baqsami, T 1985 "Omani dress" Al-Arabi 319 (in Arabic)
Albenda, P 1993 "Western Asiatic women in the ion ade. Their image revealed" Biblical Archaelogist 46: 82-88
Ali, Maureen 1990 " Costumes of intifada" Eastern Art Report 1 January, pp.6-7
Ali, Maureen 1990 "The Costumes of the Intifada" The Star, 1 Feb
Ali, Thurayya 1988 The Bride: Costume and Cosmetics in Folk Arts Cairo: Madbuli Book Publishers (in Arabic)

Allenby, Jeni 


Maintaining the legacy: Palestinian regional costume in the 20th century (post graduate thesis) 2 vols

Allenby, Jeni 


"Maintaining a heritage: Palestinian costume" Textile Fibre Forum11(2)

Allenby, Jeni 


"A Secret Heritage: Arab costumes in Australia" Voices Winter 3(2): 59-72

Allenby, Jeni  


"Jeni Allenby in Kuwait. Surviving the storm: the Tareq Rajab Museum, Kuwait" Textile Fibre Forum 2(40): 26-8

Allenby, Jeni  


Portraits without names: Palestinian Costume  (exhibition catalogue) Palestine Costume Archive, Canberra

Allenby, Jeni  


Arabesque: the mythology of Orientalism (exhibition catalogue) National Gallery of Australia. Canberra

Allenby, Jeni  


"Arabesque; the mythology of Orientalism" Artonview National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Allenby, Jeni  


Curating in silence: the transitional role of Palestinian costume in international museum and private collections (post graduate thesis) 2 vols

Allenby, Jeni  


"Secret Splendours: women’s costume in the Arab world" Textile Fiber Forum

Allenby, Jeni 1998 "Wearing your heart on your sleeve: Arab nationalism and women's costume" Palestine Costume Archive Newsletter Winter
Allenby, Jeni 2000 "Palestinian costume collections around the world" Heritage Palestinian Heritage Foundation, USA vol 6 no 2 December p.5
Allenby, Jeni 2000 "Palestine Costume Archive, Canberra" Heritage Palestinian Heritage Foundation vol 6 no 2 December p.3
Allenby, Jeni 2000 "Symbolic defiance: the costumes and embroideries of the Palestinian intifadas" Palestine Costume Archive Newsletter Summer

Al-Mazeen, Abdul Rahman


Palestinian folklore encyclopedia: Vol.1: (Palestinian national costume) SAMED and Occupied Palestine (in Arabic)

Al-Nunu, Samia 1980 "Palestinian Folk Heritage: its Importance and the Palestinian Revolution’s Influence on it" Samed al-Iqtisadi Beirut 3(21) October: pp.165-173 (in Arabic)



Portfolio of Bedu weaving Kuwait. Foundation for the Preservation of Bedu Handicrafts

Al-Rashoud, Claudia Farkas


"Jeni restoring fabric of social Soul" Arab Times, Dec 9-10:pp18-19
Altermann, Gail 1989 Ethnic dress Costume Society of America
'Ammar, Khalid 1995 "Palestinian popular heritage subject to faking" Al-Quds 23 March (in Arabic)

Amir, Ziva


Arabesque: decorative needlework from the Holy Land Israel: Masada Press

Amir, Ziva 1984 The Embroidered Costume of the women of Tuba- tradition and modernization in a Bedouin village : Studies in Ethnography,  Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Amir, Ziva 1988 Bethlehem Embroidery: the evolution and diffusion of the Bethlehem style embroidered chest panel (in Hebrew) Jerusalem, Israel Museum (unpublished English version held by the Archive)

Anani, Nabil and Suleiman Mansour

Catalogue of the Arts of Palestinian embroidery (in Arabic)

Anderson, Benedict 1991 Imagined Communities: reflections on the origin and spread of Nationalism London, Verso

Antran, S


"The Surrogate colonization of Palestine 1917-1939 American Ethnologist vol.16: pp.719-44

Arnita, Yusra Jawhariyyeh 1968 Folk Arts in Palestine (Palestine Books Series) Beruit: PLO Research Centre (in Arabic)

Ashkenazi, Tovia


Tribus semi-nomades de la Palestine du Nord. Paris: Geuthner  

Ashkenazi, Tovia  1957 The Bedouins (in Hebrew) Jerusalem 
Asmar, Christine 1994 Palestinians in the Diaspora: attitudes of a displaced minority (postgraduate thesis)
Augustin, Ebba (ed) 1993 Palestinian women: identity and experience Zed Books London

Ayish, M


"The Delicate art of needle and thread" Jordan Times, 11 May, Monday. p. 3

Azize, Dauod


Ramallah embroideries and Ramallah weaving unpublished manuscript, for Palestine Government Schools

Bacherach, J


A Middle East studies handbook Washington: University Press

Badawi, Jamal


Muslim woman's dress London

Badr, Liana


A Compass for the sunflower London: Women's Press Ltd (reviewed Middle East (45) Jan 1990: 45)

Bailey, Clinton


"Bedouin weddings in Sinai and the Negev" in Studies in marriage customs Jerusalem: Folkloric Research Centre, Hebrew University

Baker, Patricia L 1986 A History of Islamic court Dress in the Middle East (post graduate thesis SOAS)
Baker, Patricia L 1991 "Islamic honorific garments" Costume 25

Baker, Patricia L


Islamic Textiles British Museum London

Bakj, Arslan Ramadan 1981 Jordanian Palestinian Illustrated Heritage Amman (in Arabic, English and French)

Baldensperger, Phillip


"Peasant Folklore of Palestine" Palestine Exploration Fund, pp.203-19.

Baldensperger, Phillip


"Birth, death and marriage among the fellahin of Palestine" in Palestine Exploration Fund Quarterly

Baldensperger, Phillip 1895

"Beth Dejan" in Palestine Exploration Fund Quarterly

Baldensperger, Phillip


"Woman in the East" in Palestine Exploration Fund Quarterly

Baldensperger, Phillip 


The Immovable East London 

Balfour-Paul, Jenny 1997 Indigo in the Arab World  Curzon Press London
Balfour-Paul, Jenny 1998 Indigo British Museum Press London
Bannayan, J  Costumes of the Holy Land private publication

Barbour, V


"Muslim Arab Embroidery" in Kiewe, H E (ed) Traditional embroideries from the Holy Land and Norway Oxford (exhibition catalogue)

Barshaw, Angela


World costume Charles Black London

Barthes, R


The Fashion system London: Cape

Bar’am, Noam 1979 "Embroidered Dresses of the Sharaf District in Yemen" The Israel Museum News pp.64-71

Bauer, Leonhard


"Kleidung und schmuck der Araber Palastinas" in Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palastina-Vereins XXIV, Leipzig

Bauer, D Leonhardt 1985 (reprint) Costume and Jewellery of the Palestinian Arabs Amman: PLO Department of Information and Culture (in Arabic, translated from the German by Khaled Sirhan)
Behrens-Abouseif, Doris 1998 Beauty in Arabic Culture Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers

Bertman, S


"Tasselled garments in the ancient east Mediterranean" Biblical Archaeologist 24: 119-128

Besancenot, Jean


Costumes of Morocco Kegan Paul International

Bienkowski, Piotr (ed) 1991 Treasures from an ancient land: the art of Jordan (exhibition catalogue with a section on Widad Kawar's costume collection) National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, UK

Blackstone, B


Lost travellers: a romantic theme with variations Westport: Greenwood Press

Bogatyrev, P 1971 The Functions of folk costume in Moravian Slovakia Paris: Mouton.

 Boucheman, Albert de


1935 Materiel de la vie bedouine Damascus

Buckingham, J S


Travels among the Arab Tribes inhabiting the countries east of Syria and Palestine. London

Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum 1993 Palestinian and Jordanian costumes: Kawar Collection (exhibition catalogue) Japan
Buraq, Anisa 1983 "First Conference for the Preservation and Protection of the Palestinian Traditional Cultural Heritage, Tunis, 19-21 December 1982" Shu’un Arabiyya Beirut 27 May: pp.197-199 (in Arabic)

Burckhardt, J L


Travels in Syria and the Holy Land London (reprint 1983 New York: AMS Press)

Burt, Ben 1981 Weaving: Discovering Other Cultures London: British Museum

Bushnaq, Inaya

The Role of heritage in nation building (journal unknown) (excerpts from a presentation at the Jerusalem International Conference on Palestinian Heritage)

Bustrous, Evelyne Lebanese and Syrian Costumes Beirut

Canaan, Tewfiq


"The decipherment of Arabic talismans" in Berytus

Chatty, Dawn 1977 "The Burqa Face Cover: an aspect of Dress in Southeastern Arabia" in Nancy Lindisfarne - Tapper Languages of Dress in the Middle East Curzon Press and SOAS, London
Chehab, Maurice 1942-3 "Le Costume du Liban" Bulletin du Musee de Beyrouth 6:6

Clemons, Claire N


"Bangles from the Sand" ARAMCO world vol 24 no 2: pp 14-15

Colyer Ross, Heather


"The Beauty of Bedouin jewellery 4" ARAMCO world vol 30 no 2 March-April pp 4-9

Colyer Ross, Heather


"Fashion in the sand" ARAMCO world vol 31 no 6:pp 4-11

Colyer Ross, Heather


The Art of Arabian costume: a Saudi Arabian profile  Arabesque Commercial Switzerland

Colyer Ross, Heather                                


The Art of Bedouin jewellery: A Saudi Arabian profile  Arabesque Commercial Switzerland

Colyer Ross, Heather


"The Fabric of Tradition" ARAMCO world : pp 21-29

Conder, Claude


Tent work in Palestine London: Bentley

Crociani, Paola 1994 Bedouin of the Sinai London: Garnet Publishing

Crowfoot, G M


Methods of hand spinning in Egypt and the Sudan Halifax

Crowfoot, G M 1936 "Embroidery of Bethlehem" in Embroidery 5: 9-14
Crowfoot, G M         "Customs and Folk Tales in Palestine – the Dowry or Bride Price" Folk-lore  XLVIII; pp28-40

Crowfoot, G M & P Sutton


"Ramallah embroidery" in Embroidery 3, 2: 25-38

Cyr, Georges


Lebanese and Syrian costumes Beirut: private publication

Dalman, G


Arbeit und Sitte in Palestina  7 vols. (reprint of 1937 edition) Hildesheim: Olms

Daniel, N


Islam and the West: the making of an image  Edinburgh: University Press

Daoud, Azize 1930 Ramallah Embroidery and Ramallah Weaving Jerusalem: Palestine Government Schools (unpublished manuscript)

Dayan, Ruth


National crafts among Israelis and Arabs: one path to peace (lecture) The Anglo-Israel Association London Pamphlet no 23 July

Dayan, Ruth and Wilburt Feinbert 1974 Crafts of Israel London: Mcmillan
Dar el Tifl El-Arabi Palestinian Arab Folklore Centre Jerusalem Al Shark Arab Press

de Lamartines, A I 


 The Holy Land Vol. 1 and 2 London: George Virtue

de Vries, S


"Preservation of a heritage" Jordan Vol.9, No.2, Fall:23

de Vries, S


Title unknown (exhibition catalogue of Syro-Palestinian folk art) Calvin College Center Art Gallery 

de Vries, S,  and Widad Kawar


"Costumes speak" Jordan Vol.9, No.2, Fall: 15-21

Dickson, HRP


The Arab of the Desert George Alan and Unwin London

DMC Library

Yugoslavian embroideries 2nd series Editions Th. de Dillmont

Dominguez, V


"The Marketing of Heritage" American Ethnologist vol.13: pp.546-55.

Dougherty, Pam


"Australian curator revives Palestinian costume tradition" The Star Amman 5 December 1991: np

Dubrow, Nancy The End is the Beginning Palestine Red Crescent Society

Eicher, Joanne B (ed)


Dress and Ethnicity BERG Oxford

Eicher, Joanne B 2000 The Anthropology of Dress (Lecture, ITA)

El-Homossani, M M


"The original fabrics of Kaftan" Ars Textrina  Vol .1, Dec: 263-287

Elad-Bouskila, Ami 1999 Modern Palestinian Literature and Culture London: Frank Cass
El Guindi, Fadwa 1999 Veil: Modesty, Privacy and Resistance Oxford: Berg
El- Khalidi, Leila 1986 "Prototypes of Motifs in Palestinian Costume" Samed al-Iqtisadi Amman 8(61) May: pp.205-208 (in Arabic)
El- Khalidi, Leila 1999 The Art of Palestinian Embroidery Saqi Books London
Emmett, Ayala 1996 Our Sisters’ Promised Land: Women, Politics, and Israeli-Palestinian Coexistence Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press
Ewald, Mrs 1854 Jerusalem and the Holy Land: Being a Collection of Lithographic Views and Native Costumes from Drawings Taken on the Spot London

Fairservis, Walter A Jr


Costumes of the East (exhibition catalogue) American Museum of Natural History, Chatham Press Inc , Connecticut

Fakhry, Ahmed


Siwa Oasis American University in Cairo Press

Fistere, I


"Elegance of tradition to be cherished" Jordan Times Nov 4-5

Folk Arts


1974 - 5 Amman: Jordanian Department of Arts and Culture 1:pp.1-6 (in Arabic)
"Folk Costumes of Arab Women in Palestine" 1972   Folklore Baghdad 2 (7) March (in Arabic)
Folkwear Ethnic Patterns 101 - Gaza dress pattern; 

105 - Syrian dress pattern; 

01 - Bethany dress pattern  (published in California, Forestville)

Friedman, Jane 1997 "These stitches speak" ARAMCOworld vol.48 no.2 March/April: pp.2-11

Forrest, A C


Presbyterian Life Vol.20, no.19, Oct 1 1967 (special issue on Arab refugees)

Gentles, Margaret


Turkish and Greek Island embroideries Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago

Giacaman, Rita


Palestinian women and development in the Occupied West Bank Bir Zeit University

Gillow, John and Bryan Sentance 1999 World Textiles Singapore

Gostelow, Mary


Traditional Designs, Techniques and Patterns from all over the World Marshall Cavendish London

Gostelow, Mary


The Coats book of Embroidery Davis and Charles, London

Gole, Nilufer 1998 The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press
Goren, Orna 1999 Traditionelle Handwerksformen der Bedouinen in Israel und Sinai Israel Museum Jerusalem
Ghosheh Al-Hassan, Hanan 1996 Palestinian Folk Dresses: Traditional and Modern Amman, Family Care Society

Graham-Brown, Sarah


The Palestinians and their society London: Eyre and Spottiswoode

Granqvist, Hilma


Marriage conditions in a Palestinian village Vol. 2. Helsinki: Societas Scientiarum Fennica

Grant, E


People of Palestine: An enlarged edition of The Peasantry of Palestine, Life Manners and Customs of the village 1921, reprint 1976. Westport

Grant, Elihu 1921 The People of Palestine Philadelphia

Grutz, Jane Waldron


"Woven legacy, woven language" ARAMCO world vol. 42, no. 1, January-February 1991:34-43

Hallaj, Muhammed 1982 "Palestine; the suppression of an idea" The Link (Americans for Middle East understanding) Jan-Mar vol.15 no.1 (rare illustrations of some of the costumes in the original Palestinian Red Crescent Society collection, mostly destroyed in Beirut 1982)

Hawley, Ruth


Omani silver Longman Group London

Hammami, Rema


"Women, the Hijab and the Intifada" Middle East Report May-August, no 164 and no 165

Handbook of Arabia

Vol. 1 (General). Great Britain, Admiralty.

Handbook of Syria and Palestine


Great Britain, Admiralty, Naval Intelligence Division.

Handhal, Yacoub 1919 Palestine and Folk Tradition Revival New York: Hanna Salah (in Arabic)

Harris, M


"What goes up, may stay up" Natural History 72(1):18-25.

Harvard Semetic Museum


Palms and pomegranates: traditional dress in Saudi Arabia Washington: US Committee for Saudi Arabian Cultural Heritage

Heuzey, L & J. Heuzey


Histoire du costume dans l'antiquite classique, l'orient, Egypte - Mesopotamie - Syrie - Phenicie Paris.

Hiltermann, Joost R


"The Women’s Movement during the Uprising" Journal of Palestinian Studies vol.20 #3 Spring: pp 48-57

Hiltermann, Joost R


Behind the Intifada: labor and women’s movements in the Occupied Territories (publication details unknown)

Hoffman, J and M Dunsky


"A Culture in transition" Jerusalem Post International Edition Dec 31:13

Hosbawn, E and T Ranger (eds)


The Invention of Tradition Cambridge  University  Press

Hueffer, F M


Ford Madox  Brown London: Longman, Green and Co.

Husseini, Zeinab Jawad 1981 Palestinian Arab Folklore Centre, Jerusalem

Institut du Monde Arabe


Memoire de soie: costumes et parures de Palestine et de Jordanie. Catalogue de la collection Widad Kawar Paris

Irani, Hannie J and N Hannush


Palestine Embroideries (with samplers) unpublished manuscript

Islamisches Museum


Palestinensische Volkskunst (exhibition catalogue)

Israel Museum


Focus East: early photography in the Near East 1839-1885 (exhibition catalogue) Jerusalem

Israel Museum 1999 The Yemenites: 2000 years of Jewish History (exhibition catalogue) Jerusalem

Janata, A


"Ikat in Afghanistan" Afghanistan journal Vol. 5, no. 4:130-139

Jarvis, C S


Yesterday and today in Sinai London

Jaussen, J Antonin


Naplouse et son district Vol. 1 (Costumos Palestinienes) Paris: Geuthner

Johnstone, Pauline


Guide to Greek Island Embroidery London: V&A

Jones, C H


The Ramallah Handicraft Co-Operative Ramallah

Jones, C H


The Untempered Wind London Longman

Jordan Museum of Popular Traditions (introduction by Sadiyeh Wasfi Tel) Amman: Jordan Press Foundation

Jouin, J


"Le Costume feminin dans l'Islam Syropalestinien" in Revue des Etudes Islamiques 8:481-505

Jouin, J


"Les Themes decoratifs des broderies Marocaines: leur caractere et leurs origines" in Hesperis XV:11-30

Joussen, P A


Costomes de Arabes au pays de Moab Paris

Kalter, Johannes (et. al) 1992 The Arts and Crafts of Syria (exhibition catalogue) Thames and Hudson, London

Kanafani, Aida Sami


Aesthetics and Rituals in the UAE: the anthropology of food and personal adornment among Arab women American University of Beirut

Kana’neh, Sharif (et. al) 1982 Palestinian Folk Costume al-Bireh: Family Relief Society (in Arabic)

Karp, Nan and Steven D  Levine (eds.)


Exhibiting cultures Smithsonian Insititute Press

Kawar, Amal


Daughters of Palestine State University of New York Press

Kawar, Widad


Costumes dyed by the sun: Palestinian Arab national costumes Tokyo: Bunka Publishing Bureau

Kawar, Widad 1984 "Traditional costumes of Jordan and Palestine" in Arts and the Islamic World 2(1):41-42
Kawar, Widad and Tania Tamari Nasir 1992 Palestinian Embroidery: Traditional Fallahi Cross-stitch Work Munich: National Ethnic Museum and SAMED

Kennet, Frances with Caroline MacDonald-Haig


World dress Reed International Books London

Khalidi, Walid


Before their diaspora Washington: Institute of Palestinian Studies.

Keatinge, M C


Costumes of the Levant Beirut

Kiewe, H E


History of Folk cross stitch Sebaldus-Verlag Nuremberg

Kroeber, A L


"On the principle order in civilization as exemplified by changes in fashion" in American anthropologist 21:235-263

Lamer, Suzanne 1987 "Palestinian Folk Costume" Frankfurter Allgemeine 6 February (in German)

Layne, Linda L

"Bedouin Dilug: their meaning in the context of the contemporary nation-state" (unpublished article)

Layish, A


Marriage, divorce and succession in a Druze family Brill Academic Publishers

Le Bon, Jean-Marie 1990 La Communaute Musulmane d'Australie Canberra vol 2

Lees, G R


Village life in Palestine London

Lindisfarne-Tapper N 1997 Languages of Dress in the Middle East Curzon Press and SOAS, London

Levy, Reuben


"Notes on costume from Arabic sources" Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society pp 319-38

Lewis, Bernard


Arab culture and society in change: a partially annotated bibliography Beirut: Dar el-Mashreq.

Luke, H C and Keith-Roach, E


The Handbook of Palestine and Transjordan London: Macmillian (2nd edition)

Lutz, H F


Textiles and customs among the people in the ancient Near East Berkeley

MacDonald, Jan


Dress and Folklore in Palestine among Arabs and Jews Unpublished manuscript.

MacDonald, Jan 1951 "Palestinian dress" in Palestine Exploration Fund Quarterly: 55-69

McConnell Simmons, Virginia


"Warps, wefts and wadis" ARAMCO world vol 32 no 5:pp30-33

McIntyre, L


"Bridal attire of Jerusalem" Grand Rapids Press Jan 7:4D

Marechaux, Pascal 1980 Arabia Felix: images of Yemen and it's people Paris

Marechaux, Pascal and Maria


"Arabia: behind the veil" Marie Clare August: pp10-19

Marechaux, Pascal and Maria Arabian moons: passages in time through Yemen Concept Media, Singapore

Marmorstein, Emile


"The Veil in Judaism and Islam" Journal of Jewish Studies vol 1:pp1-11

Marx, E


Bedouin of the Negev Manchester: Manchester Uni Press

Matson, E


The Middle East in pictures New York

Mayer, T


"Heightened Palestinian Nationalism: military occupation, repression, difference and gender" in Meyer, T (ed) Women and the Israeli Occupation: the politics of change  Routledge London

McColl, Patricia


"Couture Arabesque" ARAMCO world May-August

McIntyre, Adrian Lee 2000 Trauma, Testimony and the Fabric of History: Palestinian Embroidery between the Museum and the Archive (proposed presentation at IAMES, Berlin)

Mehrez, Shahira

"Traditional Costumes" Arts and the Islamic world pp:56-59

Meinke, M


"A Guide to Arab Gulf dress". Part 1: Men Arab Times Supplement May 12: 14-19

Meinke, M


"A Guide to Arab Gulf dress". Part 2: Women Arab Times Supplement May 19: 34-37

Mennonite Central Committee


"Palestinian women" Women’s Concerns Report #78 May-June

Michael, S & S Arad


Bedouins: the Sinai nomads Israel: Masada Press.

Moesgard Museum 1991 2000 ars farverpragt: Dragter og mosaikker fra Palaestina og Jordan (exhibition catalogue of Widad Kawar's collection) Moesgard

Mogannam, Matiel

The Arab woman and the Palestine problem Hyperion Press Conn.

Moors, Annelies 2000 "Embodying the nation: Maha Saca's post-intifada postcards" Ethnic and Racial Studies vol.23 no.5 September pp.871-887

Muhsam, H V


Bedouin of the Negev: eight demographic studies Jerusalem: Jerusalem Academic Press

Muller-Lancet, Aviva


Yemenite costume (no publication details)

Muller-Lancet, Aviva


"Jewish dress in Bokhara - the problem of a specific style" Israel Museum News 4(1) Winter :52-57

Muller-Lancet, Aviva 1976 "Elements in Costume and Jewellery Specific to the Jews of Morocco" Israel Museum News no.11: pp.47-66.

Munayyer, Hanan Karaman


"New images, old patterns: a historical glimpse" ARAMCO world Vol 48 no 2 March/April: pp 5,7,9,11.

Musee d’Ethnographie – Geneve


Egypte: Oasis d’Amun-Siwa (exhibition catalogue)

Musee de l’Homme


L’Orient d’un diplomate: costumes de la collection d’Aumale 1914 -1938 (exhibition catalogue) Paris

Museum fur Volkenkunde, Wien.

Volkstrachten aus dem Heiligenland (exhibition catalogue)

Museum of Music and Ethnology


From the Kumbaz to the Kaftan: Jewish and Palestinian costume (exhibition catalogue) Haifa 

Musil, Alois


Manners and customs of the Rwala Bedouins NY: AMS Press

Muslih, Muhammad Y 1988 The Origins of Palestinian Nationalism New York: Columbia University Press

Mutahhari, Murtaza


The Islamic Modest Dress (trans from Persian: Laleh Bakhtian) Kazi Publications

Muzayyan, ‘Abd al-Rahman 1981 Palestinian Folklore Encyclopaedia 1 Beirut: Occupied Palestine Publications and SAMED (in Arabic)

Najjar, Orayb


"Arab women: fact and fiction" Christian Century March

Neprajzi Muzeum


Palesztin nepmuveszet (exhibition catalogue) Budapest

Nordquist Barbara, Mettam, E Jean and Jansen, Kathy 1986 Traditional Folk Textiles and Dress  USA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing

Ohms, Margaret


Ethnic embroidery Batsford Ltd London

Olophant, L


Haifa, or Life in modern Palestine Edinburgh: Blackwood and Sons

Office National de l’Artisanat de Tunisie 1967 Arts Traditionnels en Tunisie Tunis
Paine, Sheila 1990 Embroidered Textiles London: Thames and hudson
"Palestinian Costume with Dancing Feet, Rhythm and Organ Music" 1978 Occupied Palestine Beirut 117 15 May: pp.46-48 (in Arabic)
"Palestinian embroidery: a rich heritage" 1991 Al-Fajr 29 April, pp. 8-9

Palestine Liberation Organization




Palestinian national art Beirut: Dar Lubnan Publishers

Palestinian Heritage Foundation 1995

Threads of Tradition: Ceremonial Bridal Costumes from Palestine (exhibition catalogue) Fuller Museum of Modern Art, MA USA

Palestinian national costume - preserving the legacy (video)

A dream come true (unpublished lecture)

The Palestinian Heritage Foundation: The Munayyer Collection (brochure)

Heritage: Newsletter of the Palestinian Heritage foundation


Palestinian pain and promise 1990 Christians Aware, UK

Perez, Nissan


Visions d’Orient Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Peetet, J


"Authenticity and Gender: the presentation of culture" in Tuck, J (ed) Arab Women: old boundaries, new frontiers Indiana University Press, Bloomington

Pergamon-Museum (Islamisches Museum)


Palastinensische Volkskunst (exhibition catalogue)

Pignol, A


Costume et parure dans le monde Arabe Ima.Edifra

Pierotti, Ermete 1871 Costumes de la Palestine, avec Explication Paris: Chez l’Auteur
Price, Elizabeth 2000 Embroidering a Life: Palestinian Women and Embroidery Sunbula and the Palestinian Heritage Center, Bethlehem

Rajab, Jehan S


"Some towels and other Turkish embroideries" Arts of Asia May-June pp.83-87

Rajab, Jehan S


"Arab folk costumes from Palestine, Syria and Jordan" Arts of Asia (Jan - Feb):52-64

Rajab, Jehan S


Palestinian costume London: Kegan Paul International.

Rajab, Jehan S 1997 Silver jewellery of Oman Tareq Rajab Museum, Kuwait

Rajab, Tareq


Costumes from the Arab world (paintings by the author) Tareq Rajab Museum, Kuwait

Ratiby, Shuckair


Embroidery of Bethlehem unpublished manuscript, Bethlehem Girl's School 

Reswick, Irmatraud 1981 "Traditional Textiles of Tunisia" African Arts vol.14 no.3 May: pp.56-65.
Reswick, Irmatraud 1981 "Traditional Handlooms and Weavings of Tunisia" Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot vol.12 no.46 Spring: p.21, pp.81-82
Reswick, Irmatraud 1985 Traditional Textiles of Tunisia CAFAR, USA
Revault, Jacques 1960 "Broderies Tunisiennes" Cahiers de Tunisie Tunis: pp. 29-30

Richardson, J & A. Kroeber


"Three centuries of women's dress fashions: a quantitative analysis" in Anthropological records 5(2):111-54

Rindfleisch, Jan 1988 Art of the Refugee Experience (exhibition catalogue) Euphrat Gallery, California
Rivers, Victoria 1999 The Shining Cloth: dress and adornment that glitters London, Thames and Hudson

Rogers, Gay Ann


Tribal designs – Needlepoint John Murray London

Rogers, Mary Eliza

1989 (reprint)

Domestic Life in Palestine Kegan Paul International London

Rubens, A


History of Jewish Costume New York: Crown

Rugh, Andrea


Reveal and conceal: dress in contemporary Egypt Cairo: American University in Cairo

Said, Edward (ed)


Profile of the Palestinian people Chicago: PHR Campaign

Said, Edward (ed) 1986 After the Last Sky Faber and Faber, London
Sabbagh, Suha 1996 Arab Women: Between Defiance and Restraint New York: Olive Branch Press
Salam, Rifa’t 1985 "Searching for Arab Folk Heritage" al-Manar 1(2) February: pp.112-140 (in Arabic)

Sala, Nahda


Costumes and customs of the Arab world Said Salah, Al Khobar

Samed al-Iqtisadi 1979 "Permanent Exhibition for SAMED’s Folk Arts and Crafts"  Beirut 2(11) December: pp.165-166 (in Arabic)
Samed al-Iqtisadi 1986 "Efforts Towards the Revival of Folk Arts and Crafts in the Occupied Territories" Amman 8 (58) January: pp.92-100 (in Arabic)
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"Our Folk Heritage" Educational Planning Amman September: pp.60-64 (in Arabic)

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