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Shover, Edna Mann / Art in costume design: practical suggestions for those interested in art, sewing, history and literature
(1920)

Chapter V: Roman,   pp. [59]-71 PDF (3.5 MB)


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the year. These festivals were given to please the Gods and a few 
superstitious customs were regarded with respect whether with 
belief or not. It is said that the state religion was of four types, for
the poet, the philosopher, the statesman, and the common people, 
with a distinctive color and way of wearing it for each. There were 
also different colors for the professions; blue for philosophy, black for
theology and green for medicine. The colors most characteristic of 
the period irrespective of religion, were royal purple, gold, dark red 
and a creamy white. 
Veil. The Romans continued to use the wreath or the band for the 
decoration of the hair, and for the women, a veil of exquisite quality 
was used for a head-dress. 
Sandals. Many of the sandals of this period were made of beautiful 
leather handsomely decorated and colored. Pieces of leather were 
used for bands of trimmings as well as for foot coverings. Some of the 
best examples of the decoration of this time are to be found on these 
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