|Title||500 CE Female Byzantine Tunica and Delmatica|
|Alternate Names||Female byzantine court dress|
|Time range||500-700 CE|
|region||Eastern Europe, middle east|
Court garb, multi layered and richly decorated garment consisting of layers of dresses and robes as well as a decorated collar.
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.
- Fine fabrics
- solid colors embellished with embroidered decorations or appliqued shames rather than designs that were woven in
- linen blends
- some fine poly’s for silk effects, but the poly blends have many drawbacks,
- outer wide sleeved robe
- under tunics of various colors
- shoes or slippers
- worn with roman inspired cloak called a chlamys
- various hats
|Source of Period Pic||Petar Milošević photo of Theodora (San Vitale) Ravenna, Italy|
|Model||Konstantia Kaloethina 032313-5|
|Photographer||Vincent De Vere|