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headband a band worn
on or around the head
headdress an often
elaborate covering for the head
headgear a covering
or protective device for the head
headpiece a protective
or defensive head covering; an ornamental, ceremonial, or traditional covering
for the head
Heart Shaped or Butterfly Headress: This Head
dress looked like wings had been attached on the sides. A Veil was worn
over it, and many times a caul would be worn underneath.
heat-away (thermogaze) is a special heat-sensitive, woven cotton fabric often referred
to as "burn-away" or "aetz-cloth". It is used in the
following situations: (1) on top of fabrics that
cannot be made wet, like corduroy or velvet, to keep stitches from sinking
in and getting lost. (2) to create "free-standing"
embroidery. Just hoop HEAT-AWAY tm and embroider directly onto it. After
removing the HEAT-AWAY tm, only the embroidered pattern remains.
a variable color averaging a moderate to reddish purple.
helmet a covering or
enclosing headpiece of ancient or medieval armor; any of various protective
head coverings usually made of a hard material to resist impact
hem the edge of a piece of cloth,
such as the bottom edge of a skirt or dress, which is folded over and sewn
so that it does not develop loose threads.
sativa is a bast fibre that was probably used first in
Asia. The fibre is dark tan or brown and is difficult to bleach, but
it can be dyed bright and dark colours. The hemp fibres vary widely
in length, depending upon their ultimate use. Industrial fibres may
be several inches long, while fibres used for domestic textiles are about
3/4 inch to 1 inch (1.9 to 2.54 cm) long. The elongation (1 to 6 percent)
is low and its elasticity poor. The thermal reactions of hemp and
the effect of sunlight are the same as for cotton. Hemp is moth
resistant, but it is not impervious to mildew. Coarse hemp fibres
and yarns are woven into cordage, rope, sacking and heavy-duty tarpaulins.
In Italy, fine hemp fibres are used for interior design and apparel fabrics.
Hemp is a plant grown in nearly all the temperate countries of the
world. It furnishes a bast fiber, obtained by a retting process, which is
used for rope and textiles. Some of the fiber enters the paper industry
as waste material. The term hemp has also come to be used in a generic sense
as fiber and then preceded by an adjective, for example, Manila Hemp (See
Abaca), Sisal Hemp (See Sisal).
Hemseal, a new product delivering additional fixing
qualities to the hems of tailored garments. The adhesive thread has a
low melt portion which adheres to fabrics when pressed under heat,
helping to hold hems in place even if the stitching fails. Hemseal was
created by Coats Plc.
henley is a type of shirt. They can
be long sleeve or short sleeve.
A henley shirt is a collarless shirt that is generally for casualwear.
characterized by a 4-6" long slit beneath the round neckline,
usually having 2-5 buttons. It essentially resembles a collarless polo shirt.
hessian boot a high
boot that extends to just below the knee and is commonly ornamented with
a tassel and that was introduced into England by the Hessians early in the
a twilled fabric with a herringbone pattern, namely a pattern
made up of rows of parallel lines which in any two adjacent rows slope in
opposite directions. A suit made of herringbone, namely a twilled
fabric with a herringbone pattern, namely rows of parallel lines which in
any two adjacent rows slope in opposite directions
high heels shoes with
hijab is the modern word for the practice of
dressing modestly, which all practicing Muslims past the age of puberty
are instructed to do in their holy book, the Qur'an. No precise dress code
for men or women is set out in the Qur'an (the most specific part being
33:59 mentioning that believers "draw their cloaks close round them
(when they go out)"), and various Islamic scholars have interpreted
the meaning of hijab in different ways. The basic requirements are that
when in the presence of someone of the opposite sex other than a "close
family member" (Mahram), a woman should cover her body, and walk and
dress in a way which does not draw sexual attention to her, and that a man
should be covered from at least the navel to the knees, and similarly not
wear figure-hugging clothes that draw sexual attention to him.
himation a rectangular
cloth draped over the left shoulder and about the body and worn as a garment
in ancient Greece
hip boot a waterproof
boot reaching to the hips
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