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Byzantine tunics of the wealthy were made of elaborately patterned fabrics, often with jeweled decoration.

 

  Empress Irene, Hagia Sophia, dated from 1122.

 

B Y Z A N T I N E

“What has once been in favor is sure to be revived at a later date, after sufficient time has elapsed for the wearer to have forgotten it.”

 

                                                                                               Elizabeth Hurlock,

                                                              The Psychology of Dress, page 59-60.

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