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Title: Khil'a
Author(s): GORDON, Stewart
Journal: Khil'a
Volume: 3    Date: 2007-2009   
Pages: 17-23
DOI: 10.2143/KH.3.0.2066220

Abstract :
In this article, Stewart Gordon explores the world of Khil'a, the ceremony that featured elite textiles sewn into particular garments to define a relationship of honourable service. Between about 600 BC and AD 1900, this ceremony was practised at courts from China in the East to the Atlantic Coast of North-western Africa.

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