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Bedlah, Baubles, and Beads - BOOK

Bedlah, Baubles, and Beads - BOOK

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"Bedlah, Baubles and Beads" by Dawn Devine and Barry Brown is a book about designing and crafting the elaborate bra and belt sets worn by contemporary belly dancers. Also known as "dance oriental" and "raks sharki," belly dancing has numerous sub-styles that are defined not only by their movement vocabulary, but also by their distinctive costuming.

This books topics includes:
* Overview of history of belly dance costume in the US since the 1890's
* Design portfolio of today's most common styles.
* An introduction to the principles and elements of design and how to use them to create the best costume for your figure,dance technique and performance style.
* Directions for making high-quality bedlah, from concept to finished costume.
* Detailed directions for creating covered bras and belt bases that fit perfectly, are sturdy and prepared for further decoration.
* Instructions for doing surface beading and making beaded fringe including supplies list and techniques for developing design motifs and patterns.
* Step-by-step illustrations of beading techniques, including back stitch, couching, tambour beading, scatter beading, and more.* A catalog of costume parts and pieces to pair with your handcrafted bedlah sets to create a complete ensemble.

138 pages

*Please note: This item cannot be returned after purchase.
5 Stars
Thourgh, easy to use
This is an excellent resource book. It 9gives a short history of belly dance costuming. It then outlines design concepts for a coherent pleasing costume. The book covers bedlah specifically. There are how to chapters on bra construction and belt construction that are excellent. Also covered are designing for specific figure types and decoration of bedlah. Sleeves, skirts, and pants to finish the costume are also covered.
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Reviewed by:  from Rochester. on 11/15/2012

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