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Roman mosaic of a merchant woman in a toga with clavi down the front

Daniela contreras Clavi are vertical bands on Roman tunics. Sumptuary laws determine how wide they had to be dependent on social status.

Roman garb for the SCA:  costuming information for men, women, and children from Early Imperial Rome.  Images, descriptions, research, patterns, and sewing instructions.

Roman garb for the SCA: costuming information for men, women, and children from…

Roman mosaic of Orpheus Taming the Animals 204 CE

Ancient Roman mosaic Orpheus Taming the Animals 204 CE. Courtesy & currently located at the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas. Photo taken by mharrsch.

Fragment of curtain. Wool and linen. Design: man wearing yellow tunic with purple clavi and green stockings stands beneath red gabled arch; figure holds dish and looks towards the right; ground strewn with heart-shaped petals.

Fragment of curtain. Design: man wearing yellow tunic with purple clavi and green stockings stands beneath red gabled arch; figure holds dish and looks towards the right; ground strewn with heart-shaped petals.

Ancient Roman mosaic of the Roman villa of La Olmeda in Pedrosa de la Vega (Palencia, Castile and León). Only known evidence of transparency using tesserae (on the curtain).

Ancient roman mosaic of the roman vila of La Olmeda in Pedrosa de la Vega (Palencia, Castile and León, Spain). Only known evidence of transparency using tesserae (on woman's veil).

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