Acknowledgments

The author acknowledges with thanks the encouragement and technical help given her in the preparation of this book by Emir Maurice Chehab, director of the National Museum of Lebanon, and by Miss Catherine Cleveland, Miss Andree Kammerman, Miss Salwa Rawda and Miss Elizabeth West. A number of the costumes modelled especially for this book are from the private collection of Miss Cleveland.

Photographs were taken by Miss Kammerman, Manoug, Naltchayan, Sayak and the author.

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