The farasia - NORTH AFRICA, MOROCCO
Spahi officer's burnoose - NORTH AFRICA, ALGIERS
Jewess' brocade dress, buttoned on shoulders, stomacher embroidered - NORTH AFRICA, ALGIERS
Three types of jackets - SYRIA, PALESTINE, MESOPOTAMIA
Turkish woman's shirt and shoes from Kars, S. Caucasus - TURKEY AND ASIA MINOR
"We cannot reconstruct unless we can compare. For this reason it, was first necessary to gather as complete a collection as possible of new and old patterns of garments used by all nations. On journeys in North Africa, Spain, the Balkans, and the Caucasus the material found in the European museums and private collections was completed, and finally united into a collection. I exhibited my first collection in 1911 at the Lipperheide Costume Library of the Berlin "Kunstgewerbe" Museum. The heads of the museum were so much interested in my collection that it was purchased for the library with money provided by the state. Our illustrations of costumes, which are to be continued, only present a part of all the former and present types worn in the orient. But an attempt has been made to select the most conspicuous and particularly characteristic forms of each country, and thus at least to provide a general view of the general character of oriental costumes."