Ankle-length Tunic



The ankle-length tunic or robe was again a means of denoting high rank by the designer of the tapestry. It differs only slightly from the tunic, where it is shown as a more formal garment. The long robe often displays embroidery about the knee and it seems customary to draw it up at the knee when seated. The long tunic, unlike the shorter version, may have had an opening down the front and the long sleeves reaching to the wrists are gathered about the forearm.

See Also

History of clothing and textiles
English medieval clothing
Early medieval European dress

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