Fabrics & sewing accessories

Anyone who wants to dress in Roman here finds a lot of basic material for the production of their own Roman clothing.

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Fabrics & Sewing

Of course, in ancient times the tunic and all the other garments of the Romans were not made in factories but sewn by hand. You can also find genuine antique fabric on these pages under fabrics and sewing in the Roman shop under the rubric and useful items. There is also a lot of amazing news about the tunic of the Romans. But later on ...

The Roman tunic and its effect!

Listen and marvel! Alexander the Great conquered a vast empire. But the commander did not wear a heavy, metal armor. Only a linen shirt protected him from enemy arrows, axes, and spears! This is handed down by numerous historians. His motto, however, was linen instead of metal, but at that time it was nothing unusual. Macedonians, Greeks, and later the Romans fought in these tanks of specially reinforced linen, which they called Linothorax. This was a mystery to the researchers. What was this mysterious armor?

Since linen was easily rotted, no testimony of the ancient linen armor remained. Plutarch, for example, must be believed today, who described in his Alexander biography what the Macedonian ruler was wearing when he left the tent on the morning of 1 October 331 BC before the battle of Gaugamela: "... A Sicilian coat, and above it the breast-armor of pleated linen from the booty of the battle of Issos. "But see for yourself! The antique fabrics are durable and durable, even if only the originals imitate. Certainly, you will enjoy it, even if you hopefully do not go into battle!

Fabric for your own tunic

The Roman tunic consisted entirely of only two rectangular pieces of fabric. The back was slightly longer than the front. With the help of two fibulae, similar to our today's pins, this cloth cowl was held together on the shoulders. More popular among the Romans, however, was the tunic sewn together on the shoulders and sides. This was made of wool and initially sleeveless. Later, the woolen tunics barely reached the elbow-reaching sleeves. Over the hips, Romans usually held the tunic with a belt. Among the men, the garment reached to below the knees, and among the Roman women the tunic went up to the ankles. On special occasions Roman citizens wore a toga over the tunic. Roman matrons wore a stole over the Roman tunic. Against cold or fashion, the Romans and Romans also carried several layers of tunic on top of each other.