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Published: 03 July 2021

By Andy Ross

Folk and Festival Costume of the World

Folk and Festival Costume of the World is a book published in 1966 in London and written by Mrs R Turner Wilcox. .

The book contains drawings of people in costume and dress, some everyday and some for special occasions. Each double page spread in the volume is a plate of images - the entry for Vietnam is pictured, right -  from one country or region beside which are descriptions. Some of these areas no longer exist, at least not in the form they are depicted in the book - Hong Kong, for example, as a British Crown Colony. It is a lovely record of history as well as costume though and has joined the collection in the library.