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By the fourteenth century, the woman's tunica had evolved into a gunna, or gown, and the palla had taken the form of a sash worn around the hips. However, the fabrics remained opulent, and were elaborately embroidered and studded with pearls and jewels. Male attire had also been simplified to a gown, often
Royal Costumes enhanced by a richly embroidered front panel and a train hanging from the back and carried across the arm in front. The gown shown here has dalmatic sleeves and is worn over a shirt. Both the man's and the woman's gowns are made of dark silks enhanced with bright gold and multicolored embroidery.
Fourteenth-century Left: The late-Byzantine admiral wears a brocaded robe with straight, fitted sleeves; colored leather shoes; and an embroidered crown showing his position at court. Right: His secretary is dressed in a light-colored below-
Admiral and Secretary the-knee tunica with fitted sleeves, embroidered at the hem and on the arms. He wears a short, dark cloak and dyed tall leather sandals with dark hose.
Women's Hairstyles of the Byzantine Empire
Women's hairstyles, coifs, crowns, and jewelry worn during the Byzantine era.
Men's Hairstyles of the Byzantine Empire
Men's hairstyles, hats, and decorative apparel worn during the Byzantine era.
Footwear of the Byzantine Empire
Various shoe and boot styles worn by both men and women during the Byzantine era.
Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora, page 23.
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