Celtic Fashions - Coloring Book

Celtic Fashions - Coloring Book

Dover Coloring Books
by Tom Tierney
Publisher: Dover Publications
Coloring Book, 48 pages
Price: $4.99

Known as fierce warriors and skilled artisans and craftworkers, the Celts had established a culture long before the existence of the Roman Empire. Their territory extended from Romania and Hungary westward to France and Spain, eventually including England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.

This well-researched coloring book documents more than 4,000 years of Celtic fashions. Ready-to-color illustrations, accompanied by detailed captions, depict a wide variety of apparel and accessories—from cloaks worn by European Celts ca. 2000 B. C., to the elaborately embroidered costume of a twentieth-century Irish step dancer. Here also are careful renderings of Gallic-Celtic warriors in tunics and trousers (100 B. C.), Druids making a sacrificial offering (A. D. 100), an Irish-Celtic family of the Roman era (A. D. 150), St. Patrick and a converted noblewoman (A. D. 432), and nineteenth-century Irish fisher folk, among others.

This fascinating collection is sure to be valued by students of costume design, fashion historians, and coloring book fans of all ages.

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