Memoire de Soie: Costumes et Parures de Palestine et de Jordanie, EDIFRA, 1988, HC, VG.

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Hannoyer, Jean, et al. Paris, EDIFRA, 1988. 
French, Very Good, HC, 4to, 11" x 8 1/2", 416 pp.
ISBN: 2906062170 

Tan and blue pictorial glossy paper over board, featuring photograph "Femme d'Hebron" from the Institute for Palestine Studies to front, small image of a bag to back, white and black lettering to front and spine, sunning to spine and some parts of panels causing blue color-change, loose hinges, minor wear to tips and edges, otherwise, clean, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. 416 pp., replete with black-and-white and full-color images, maps, and architectural drawings, endpapers feature color maps for reference in regional styles of Palestinian and Jordanian costumes, 3 sections on the history and society on both banks of the Jordan, the production, trade and uses of textiles in the Middle East, and a Catalog of the Widad Kawar Collection, Socio-Political Chronology by Elias Sanbar, Bibliography, Glossary, and small biographies on the authors. Essays by Jean Hannoyer, Jean Dresch, Kawar Road, Ernst Axel Knauf, Wolf Hutteroth, Raouf Sa'ad Abujaber, Lars Wahlin, Reinhard Wiemer, Suad al-Aamary, Jan Cejka, Riccardo Bocco, Anna Ohanessian, Birgit Mershen, Marisa Escribano, Marie-Christine Abouphele, Soraya Antonius, Edward Said, Gerd Winkelhane, Jocelyne Cornand, Dominique Hubert, Katherina Hackstein, and Widad Kawar. Catalogue of the Widad Kamel Kawar collection presented at the Arab World Institute (Institut du Monde Arabe) in Paris. Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum in Germany in collaboration with the Institute of Archeology and Anthropology from Yarmouk University in 1988. Beautifully produced collaborative work with over 20 authors on the topic of clothing and adornments in Palestine and Jordan.  

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