Fashion and Beauty : A Historical Perspective
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Self-ornament and decorations play a significant role in ensuring the continuity of the political, socio-cultural and ethno-moral principles of a community. Adornment is considered one of the fundamental human needs. This volume is a historical perspective of cultural changes such as hairstyles, shoes, handbags, cosmetics, beads use, lingerie and colour symbolism use in Africa and globally. Culture has grown through a combination of the processes of invention and diffusion. We are the only species who deliberately alters our appearance and surroundings. Customizing of our bodies goes far beyond the clothing which we wear as a second skin.
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