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1000 CE Female Byzantine Borderlands Dress

Title: 1000 CE Female Byzantine Borderlands Dress
Entry # : GGB2021.016
Alternate Names:  
Year: 1000 CE
Time range: 900-1100 CE
Era: Early Medieval
Gender: Female
region: Eastern Europe, middle east
Countries/cultures: Byzantine
Maker: Liesel Gelucken
Difficulty: 2
Confidence: Image Examples


Clothing from the outskirts of the Byzantine Empire, multi layered and richly decorated tunic-like garments consisting of layers of dresses and robes


Essentially wide sleeved tunics and robes, made from rich fabrics and decorated with embroidered embellishments.

Multiple layers of rich garments would show the wealth of the individual.  Fabrics were lighter and finer in weave, assuming to be linens and silks.  

No additional information provided

Inspiration Images


Common Materials

  • Fabrics:
    • Fine Fabrics
    • Linens
    • Silks
    • Solid colors embellished with embroidered decoration or appliqued shames rather than designs that were woven in
  • Ornamentation:
    • embroidery
    • beading

Effective Substitutions

  • Fabrics:
    • cottons
    • linen blends
    • some fine polyesters for silk effects (may have other drawbacks)
  • Ornamentation:

Ensemble Components

  • outer wide-sleeved robe
  • under tunics of various colors

  • hats of various styles
  • shoes or slippers


  • worn with roman inspired cloak called a chlamys
  • various hats


Version: 3
date: 3/6/2021
Source of Period Pic: Meister der Predigtsammlung des Heiligen Johannes Chrysostomus, Meister der Predigtsammlung des Heiligen Johannes Chrysostomus
Model: Liesel Gelucken 022313-1
Photographer: Vincent De Vere

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