Tessalated brocades like this become a dominant form in the next two centuries, spreading out from Constantinople to be widely imitated in the numerous new silk industries that were established around the northern coast of the Mediterranean.
The hat is more recent Persian import. One of its names, kalansuwa was probably adapted into Greek as kausia. By the fourteenth century it had been adopted into court regalia, and from there became the Turkish fez.
Belts with ornamental metal fittings go a long way back in the Roman Empire, but this one shows strong European influences, especially in the long trailing end.
Entire outfit by Timothy Dawson
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