mild tarantula
this is maybe a boring post, but i bought a really interesting book at work today since they’re having a special staff discount this week >w< it’s called “The Jewish Wardrobe: From the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem”. definitely recommend it for anyone interested in folk/historical costume. it focuses on countries like israel, algeria, morocco, tunisia, iraq etc., rather than the usual stuff i look at from east/northern europe. 
here’s a question though - does anyone know what’s up with coins everywhere in folk costume? it seems to show up in all kinds of cultures. is it a display of wealth, just decorative or something superstitious?
since it’s a bit lost in my tumblr now, i thought i’d bring up my hemlock book list again, i still update it when i find something new that’s helpful to me.

this is maybe a boring post, but i bought a really interesting book at work today since they’re having a special staff discount this week >w< it’s called “The Jewish Wardrobe: From the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem”. definitely recommend it for anyone interested in folk/historical costume. it focuses on countries like israel, algeria, morocco, tunisia, iraq etc., rather than the usual stuff i look at from east/northern europe.

here’s a question though - does anyone know what’s up with coins everywhere in folk costume? it seems to show up in all kinds of cultures. is it a display of wealth, just decorative or something superstitious?

since it’s a bit lost in my tumblr now, i thought i’d bring up my hemlock book list again, i still update it when i find something new that’s helpful to me.

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    I need this book in my life. Look how beautiful she is. …and for the question, I don’t know if it’s been answered but it...
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