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|Toga |Stola and Palla |Stola and Palla |Priest's Toga |The Pallium Cloak |
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Roman clothing owed much to that of ancient Greece, but it had distinct forms of its own.
In all the ancient world, first and foremost clothes needed to be simple. As for possible materials there was only really one. Wool, although to some extent linen was also available.
The needles of the day were coarse and unwieldy by modern standards. Hence any stitching or sewing was kept to a minimum.
This of course also ruled out button holes, and meant that any kind of clothing was held together either with fastenings such as broaches or clasps.
|The most basic garment in Roman clothing was the tunic (tunica). It was the standard dress of |[pic] |
|Rome. For most Romans and slaves the tunic would be the entire clothing they dressed in before | |
|setting foot outdoors. |Dalmatica Tunic |
|The male tunic would generally reach roughly to the knees, whereas women’s tunics would generally |For larger picture click on |
|be longer, some reaching to the ground. Female tunics often also had long sleeves. However, it |image above |
|took until the second or third century AD for long sleeves to become acceptable for men. Until | |
|then it was perceived as highly effeminate to be wearing one....