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  • A himation was a type of clothing in ancient Greece. It was usually worn over a chiton, but was made of heavier drape and played the role of a cloak. When the himation was used alone (without a chiton), and served both as a chiton and as a cloak, it was called an achiton. — “Himation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The Byzantines liked colour and pattern, and made and exported very richly patterned cloth, woven and embroidered for the upper classes, and resist-dyed and printed for the lower. dress of a large himation, a large rectanglar mantle wrapped. — “Byzantine dress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The himation (plural: himatia) was a big cloth that was used as a cloak. The himation was usually put from the back over the left shoulder; the other part of the himation was put under the right arm,. — “Clothing in Ancient Greece - Simple English Wikipedia, the”, simple.wikipedia.org

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