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Beauty & the East: A Book of Oriental Body Care
Beauty & the East: A Book of Oriental Body Care
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 1998
Pages: 158
Binding Paperback
ISBN 863560814

Product Code: 756755328

Wendy Buonaventura (au); Isobel Eady (il). This fascinating story of body care & the creation of sensual ambiance focuses on customs practiced in the Middle East, Africa & India & takes a humorous look at the often converse attitudes towards the body prevailing in the West. Includes anecdotes by Western women who were initiated into the secrets of the steam baths & descriptions by contemporary women of customs handed down by their mothers & grandmothers, such as henna for the hair, kohl for the eyes, & the therapeutic use of essential oils. A potpourri of practical information & delightful stories, the book includes extracts from poetry & literature & is illustrated throughout with original sketches & line drawings.

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