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Byzantium

It was called Byzantium empire to the East Toman Empire created after Theodosius's death divided in two parts to his sons Arcadius and Honorius, and got in the share the east region. This Empire last up to 1.453, when its capital, Constantinople, surrender to the Turkish domination. The most brilliant period of such a long empire was Justiano Emperor's, in the 6th century. In that age was imported from China silkworm pup as two monks with royal support, introduced, hidden in a bamboo cane silkworm cocoons.
The royal dressing was influenced by the Greco-roman and the oriental magnificence.



1. Feminine head dressings.


They Byzantium civilization took the first step to a apparel that adopted to the natural lines of the body since in the ancient age was loosen. The feminine and masculine get-up was compound of three pieces: the tunic attained the knees on men and the ankles on women, the dalmatic, or the cotton or wool cap depending on the season, long and straight but could be fold, and another sort of silk shawl laid over the shoulder and furled with a brooch The courtiers used rich and embroidered silk tunics. They collected their hair with a a silk cap or a pearl net, use that was adopted after by the rest of Europe.

In jewellery they used pearls combined with diamonds and gemstones.

The priest costume was similar to the lays but the tunic was white and over it hung the chasuble with an embroidered cross on the back side. The bishop used a long band with a black or red cross.



2. Patriarch with a village man and woman.
3. Way of wearing the shawl.
4. Way of wearing the short cape.
5. Village's man's tunic.

Author: Vicen


Article from the website: Moda en la Historia