Female, Full Entry

500 CE Female Byzantine Tunica and Delmatica

Title500 CE Female Byzantine Tunica and Delmatica
Entry #GGB2021.0004
Alternate Names Female byzantine court dress
Year500 CE
Time range500-700 CE
EraEarly medieval
GenderFemale
regionEastern Europe, middle east
Countries/culturesByzantine
MakerKonstantia Kaloethina
Difficulty2
ConfidenceImage Examples

Intro:

Court garb, multi layered and richly decorated garment consisting of layers of dresses and robes as well as a decorated collar.

Description:

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.  

Inspiration Images

Common Materials

  • Fabrics:
    • Fine fabrics
    • linens
    • silks
    • solid colors embellished with embroidered decorations or appliqued shames rather than designs that were woven in
  • Ornamentation:

Effective Substitutions

  • Fabrics:
    • cottons
    • linen blends
    • some fine poly’s for silk effects, but the poly blends have many drawbacks,
  • Ornamentation:

Ensemble Components

  • outer wide sleeved robe
  • under tunics of various colors

  • shoes or slippers

Accessories

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

Source/Links

Version2
date3/6/2021
Source of Period PicPetar Milošević photo of Theodora (San Vitale) Ravenna, Italy
ModelKonstantia Kaloethina 032313-5
PhotographerVincent De Vere
  

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800 CE Female Byzantine Delmatikion

Title800 CE Female Byzantine Delmatikion
Entry #GGB2021.0006
Alternate Names Female byzantine court dress
Year800 CE
Time range700-1083 CE
EraEarly medieval
GenderFemale
regionEastern Europe, middle east
Countries/culturesByzantine
MakerDiana Tantini
Difficulty2
ConfidenceImage Examples

Intro:

Court garb, multi layered and richly decorated garment consisting of layers of dresses and robes as well as a decorated collar.

Description:

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.  

Inspiration Images

Common Materials

  • Fabrics:
    • Fine fabrics
    • linens
    • silks
    • solid colors embellished with embroidered decorations or appliqued shames rather than designs that were woven in
  • Ornamentation:

Effective Substitutions

  • Fabrics:
    • cottons
    • linen blends
    • some fine poly’s for silk effects, but the poly blends have many drawbacks,
  • Ornamentation:

Ensemble Components

  • outer wide sleeved robe
  • under tunics of various colors

  • shoes or slippers

Accessories

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

Source/Links

Version2
date3/6/2021
Source of Period PicPetar Milošević photo of Theodora (San Vitale) Ravenna, Italy
ModelDiane Wilson 020213-21
PhotographerVincent De Vere
  

Female, Full Entry

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

Intro:

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

Description:

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

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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

Accessories

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

Source/Links

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
  

Full Entry, Male

1000 CE Male Byzantine Tunic 1

Title: 1000 CE Male Byzantine Tunic 1
Entry #: GGB2021.026
Alternate Names:  
Year: 1000 CE
Time range: 700-1083 CE
Era: Early Medieval
Gender: Male
region: Eastern Europe/Middle East
Countries/cultures: Byzantine
Maker:
Difficulty: 1
Confidence: Image examples

Intro:

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

Description:

Inspired by the founding Roman cultures, Byzantine garments tended to be layers of tunics made from finely woven and often rich fabrics decorated with embroidery or appliques.  Often worn with a cloak called a Chlamys

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 decorations or appliqued shames rather than designs that were woven in
  • Ornamentation:

Effective Substitutions

  • Fabrics:
    • cottons
    • linen blends
    • some fine polyester/blends for silk effects, but the poly blends have many drawbacks
  • Ornamentation:

Ensemble Components

  • outer wide sleeved robe
  • under tunics of various colors

  • hats of various styles
  • shoes or slippers

Accessories

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

Source/Links

Version: 3
date: 3/6/2021
Source of Period Pic: Meister der Kahriye-Cami-Kirche in Istanbul
 Mosaiken der Kirche Kahrié-Djami in Istanbul, Szene: Märtyrer
Model: Donald MacDonald 020213-08
Photographer: Vincent De Vere