|Cloaks||Greek and Roman||10th-11th C English||12th C Bliaut||10th C Irish||15th C Italian|
|Undergarb||General Patterns||Pictures||Pattern Reviews||Fabric Stores||Links|
Greek and Roman GarbRoman women would wear several layers of garments. The bottom layer was a sleeved tunica. Over that, married women wore a stola. All women wore a palla as a veil/shawl when out in public. Several web sites suggest that a sleeved tunic could be worn under a tunica on unmarried (or less than high class) women. Roman men wore a tunica and a toga. Greek women wore a sleeveless chiton and chlamys (small shawl) or himation (huge shawl).
10th-11th C English Garb
12th C Bliaut
The bliaut, a garment popular during the 12th century, is known for its excessive droopy sleeves and tight waist.
My Class Handouts
The Bliaut in Art: Manuscripts, Statues, and Paintings
Garments and Accessories
Links and Info Collections
5-10th C Irish Garb
Women: Long wide dress called a leine, rectangular shawl called a brat.
Men: Knee length leine, a vest called an ionar, a brat.
15th C Italian Garb
General Paintings and Pictures
General Patterns and Instructions
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