Re: [ByzantiumNovumCulture] Last four posts
> I have just posted patterns for four different articles ofByzantine attire in the files section.
Yes, good try. It is just a shame that they are mostly wrong. Just a
1: the khlamus was never any other shape than oval, except from the
later C11th when they cut it down to semi-oval, and often modified the
2: It was never worn in any other way than on the right shoulder. The
type of mantle worn fastened on the chest had several different names
and different characteristics (except from the later C11th ...).
3: The khlamus was already only formal wear by the fifth century. Day
to day wear for a man was a *coat*.
4: The rectangular women's shawl was not a φαινώλης (singular.
fainôlai is plural). It was called various other things. The
fainôlês was semi-circle closed to a cone.
5: Pretty well all the details of the delmatikion are wrong,
especially in connection with men.
More detail on Late Antiquity will be available in my book, By the
Emperor's Hand: court regalia and military dress in the Eastern Roman
Empire, c. 500–1453, due out later this year. (Don't be fooled by
the title - it does cover womnen's clothing as well) In the meantime,
for the middle Byzantine period, there are my Guides. Got to http://www.levantia.com.au
and proceed to "Products".
Dr. Timothy Dawson
Secretary / Treasurer