Polychromatic ornament by Auguste Racinet. THIS plate contains twenty-two examples of the ornamentation of hangings and stuffs, all of them remarkable for simplicity of design.
The two figures shown here represent several new varieties of Byzantine costume.
Byzantine costume was the dress of the world after the fall of Rome.
Medium Age. France. The challenger of the tournament. Noblemen of the court of Charles VIII. Entering the barriers to taking the oath. Noblemen of the court of Charles VIII.
Costumes 1000 to 1300 A.D. The two men in this picture might very well be, from the manner in which they are dressed, members of Robin Hood’s band.
Silk fabric. Background red pattern opposite. Large circles with elephants. The pattern is a Byzantine redesign of an originally Sassanid pattern.
The two people in this plate lived very late in the 14th Century and were probably young fashionables who were up to the minute in their styles.
History of Costume. Byzantium. 400 – 1100 AD. Costumes of the Eastern Roman emperor and empress.
The cotehardie has adopted its main characteristics from the houppelande. The doublet or gipon. Fashion history. Burgundy 15th century.
German people in the dress at the end of the 10th century. Lombard king. Merovingian Franks. Carolingian Franks. Clothing in the Middle Ages.